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dag

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[ dag ]
/ dæg /
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noun
one of a series of decorative scallops or foliations along the edge of a garment, cloth, etc.
Scot. daglock.
verb (used with object), dagged, dag·ging.
to edge (a garment, cloth, etc.) with decorative scallops or the like.
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Origin of dag

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1350–1400; Middle English dagge< ?; compare Old French dague dagger

Other definitions for dag (2 of 4)

dag2
[ dag ]
/ dæg /

noun Australian and New Zealand Informal.
an amusing, unusual person.

Origin of dag

2
First recorded in 1885–90; origin uncertain

Other definitions for dag (3 of 4)

dag3

abbreviation
dekagram; dekagrams.

Other definitions for dag (4 of 4)

Dag
[ dahg, dag ]
/ dɑg, dæg /

noun
a male given name.
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How to use dag in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dag (1 of 2)

dag1
/ (dæɡ) /

noun
short for daglock
rattle one's dags NZ informal to hurry up
verb dags, dagging or dagged
to cut the daglock away from (a sheep)

Derived forms of dag

dagger, noun

Word Origin for dag

C18: of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for dag (2 of 2)

dag2
/ (dæɡ) /

noun Australian and NZ informal
a character; eccentric
a person who is untidily dressed
a person with a good sense of humour

Word Origin for dag

back formation from daggy
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