[ dag-uh ]
/ ˈdæg ə /

noun South African.

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

  • Sugden, however, thought it a most unusual spectacle and would have taken a whiff of the dagga himself if he had been urged.

    Adventures in Swaziland|Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • Dagga weed was Sugden's most interesting discovery up to that time and it whetted his appetite.

    Adventures in Swaziland|Owen Rowe O'Neil

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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