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
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Examples from the Web for dagga
Historical Examples of 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
- Southern African informal a local name for marijuana
Word Origin for dagga
C19: from Afrikaans, from Khoikhoi dagab
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Word Origin and History for dagga
"marijuana," 1660s, from Afrikaans, from Hottentot dachab "cannabis sativa smoked as a narcotic."
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