[ dag-er ]
/ ˈdæg ər /
a short, swordlike weapon with a pointed blade and a handle, used for stabbing.
Also called obelisk. Printing. a mark (†) used especially for references.
verb (used with object)
to stab with or as if with a dagger.
Printing. to mark with a dagger.
Dork, Dweeb, Nerd, And Geek: Which One Are You?There’s a lot of overlap in meanings. Yet, some of these terms have grown up a little more than others and even wriggled away from their negative connotations. In fact, there appears to be a hierarchy to these terms now.
look daggers at, to look at angrily, threateningly, or with hate.
Origin of dagger
1350–1400; Middle English, probably alteration of Old French dague, of obscure origin; cf. dag1
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Examples from the Web for daggered
They are masked, with daggered hair and bracelets of dull bells.Ulysses|James Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for daggered
/ (ˈdæɡə) /
a short stabbing weapon with a pointed blade
Also called: obelisk a character (†) used in printing to indicate a cross reference, esp to a footnote
at daggers drawn in a state of open hostility
look daggers to glare with hostility; scowl
to mark with a dagger
archaic to stab with a dagger
Word Origin for dagger
C14: of uncertain origin
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Idioms and Phrases with daggered
In addition to the idiom beginning with daggers
- daggers drawn, at
- look daggers
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