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[mag]British Dialect
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noun
  1. a magpie.
  2. talk; chatter.
verb (used without object), magged, mag·ging.
  1. to talk idly; chatter.

Origin of mag2

shortened form of magpie
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Historical Examples

  • Now I have nearly finished my questions, but whilst there is time tell me about 'magging,' and 'mag-flying.'

    Six Years in the Prisons of England

    A Merchant - Anonymous


British Dictionary definitions for magging

mag1

noun
  1. informal See magazine

mag2

verb mags, magging or magged
  1. to talk; chatter
noun
  1. talk; chatter

Word Origin

C18: from Mag, see magpie
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for magging

mag

"car wheel made of magnesium alloy," 1969. As an abbreviation of magazine, it dates from 1801.

Mag

common pet form of the fem. proper name Margaret, attested since Middle English. Cf. magpie.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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