[ dag-uh ]
/ ˈdæg ə /
noun South African.
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Origin of dagga
1670–75; < Afrikaans, first spelling da(c)cha, literally, hemp, originally a similar indigenous plant of the genus Leontis < Khoikhoi; compare Nama daxa-b
Words nearby dagga
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Example sentences from the Web for dagga
Sugden, however, thought it a most unusual spectacle and would have taken a whiff of the dagga himself if he had been urged.
Dagga weed was Sugden's most interesting discovery up to that time and it whetted his appetite.
British Dictionary definitions for dagga
/ (ˈdaxə, ˈdɑːɡə) /
Southern African informal a local name for marijuana
Word Origin for dagga
C19: from Afrikaans, from Khoikhoi dagab
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