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staggy

or stag·gie

[ stag-ee ]
/ ˈstæg i /
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noun, plural stag·gies.Scot.

a colt.

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Origin of staggy

First recorded in 1780–90; stag + -y2
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Example sentences from the Web for staggy

  • Again, poor old Staggy, daring still in his dotage, took a fall while scrambling on the steep banks of the Stony Bottom.

    Bob, Son of Battle|Alfred Ollivant
  • Now, however, they are old and staggy, with hollow trunks truly—but what trunks!

  • The Leghorns and similar breeds are too small and become staggy too soon.

    The Dollar Hen|Milo M. Hastings
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