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dagga

[ dag-uh ]
/ ˈdæg ə /
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noun South African.

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Origin of dagga

First recorded in 1670–75; from Afrikaans, first spelling da(c)cha, literally, “hemp,” originally a similar indigenous plant of the genus Leontis, from Khoikhoi; compare Nama daxa-b
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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.

    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
  • We must have arrived at a slack moment, for they were all smoking dagga weed and enjoying it to the full.

    Adventures in Swaziland|Owen Rowe O'Neil
  • Sugden had spent the afternoon with L'Tunga and had watched the witch-doctors smoke dagga weed.

    Adventures in Swaziland|Owen Rowe O'Neil

British Dictionary definitions for dagga

dagga
/ (ˈdaxə, ˈdɑːɡə) /

noun

Southern African informal a local name for marijuana

Word Origin for dagga

C19: from Afrikaans, from Khoikhoi dagab
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