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quag

[ kwag, kwog ]
/ kwæg, kwɒg /
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noun
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Origin of quag

First recorded in 1580–90; expressive word, obscurely akin to quake
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British Dictionary definitions for quag

quag
/ (kwæɡ, kwɒɡ) /

noun
another word for quagmire

Word Origin for quag

C16: perhaps related to quake; compare Middle Low German quabbe
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