Nearby words

  1. diffusor,
  2. diflorasone diacetate,
  3. difluence,
  4. diflunisal,
  5. difunctional,
  6. dig down,
  7. dig in,
  8. dig one's own grave,
  9. dig out,
  10. dig up

Origin of dig

1
1275–1325; Middle English diggen, perhaps representing an OE derivative of dīc ditch; Middle French diguer to dig (< Middle Dutch) is attested later and apparently not the immediate source

dig

2
[ dig ]
/ dɪg /

verb (used with object), dug, dig·ging. Slang.

to understand: Can you dig what I'm saying?
to take notice of: Dig those shoes he's wearing.
to like, love, or enjoy: She digs that kind of music. We really dig each other.

Origin of dig

2
1935–40; perhaps < Irish (an) dtuig(eann tú mé?) do you understand me? and parallel expressions with tuigim I understand (see twig2)

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British Dictionary definitions for digging

Dig

/ (dɪɡ) /

noun

NZ informal short for Digger (def. 1)

dig

/ (dɪɡ) /

verb digs, digging or dug

noun

See also dig in, digs

Word Origin for dig

C13 diggen, of uncertain origin

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