- one of a series of decorative scallops or foliations along the edge of a garment, cloth, etc.
- Scot. daglock.
- to edge (a garment, cloth, etc.) with decorative scallops or the like.
Origin of dag1
1350–1400; Middle English dagge < ?; compare Old French dague dagger
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- short for daglock
- rattle one's dags NZ informal to hurry up
- to cut the daglock away from (a sheep)
C18: of obscure origin
- a character; eccentric
- a person who is untidily dressed
- a person with a good sense of humour
back formation from daggy
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Word Origin and History for dagging
"thin rain, drizzle, wet fog," late 17c., from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse dögg, plural daggir "dew," from Proto-Germanic *daowo- (cf. Old English deaw; see dew).
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