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dag1

[dag] /dæg/
noun
1.
one of a series of decorative scallops or foliations along the edge of a garment, cloth, etc.
2.
Scot. daglock.
verb (used with object), dagged, dagging.
3.
to edge (a garment, cloth, etc.) with decorative scallops or the like.
Origin of dag1
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English dagge < ?; compare Old French dague dagger

dag2

[dag] /dæg/
noun, Australian and New Zealand Informal.
1.
an amusing, unusual person.
Origin
1885-90; origin uncertain

Dag

[dahg, dag] /dɑg, dæg/
noun
1.
a male given name.

dag

1.
dekagram; dekagrams.
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  • dag was not yet arrived with his men, so that his wing of the battle array was wanting.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • A dag was, in the language of those days, the name for a pistol.

    Queen Elizabeth Jacob Abbott
  • Sigurd replies, that "If dag Eilifson were here, we should not be without one who dared."

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • He left his sword ready in the scabbard, and his dag primed for use.

    Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease
  • dag, dag, n. a dagger: a hand-gun or heavy pistol, used in the 15th and 16th centuries.

  • dag, the son of Dygve, was so wise a man that he understood the language of birds.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • dag also told the king the places where the king should go after leaving them.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
British Dictionary definitions for dag

dag1

/dæɡ/
noun
1.
short for daglock
2.
(NZ, informal) rattle one's dags, to hurry up
verb dags, dagging, dagged
3.
to cut the daglock away from (a sheep)
Derived Forms
dagger, noun
Word Origin
C18: of obscure origin

dag2

/dæɡ/
noun (Austral & NZ, informal)
1.
a character; eccentric
2.
a person who is untidily dressed
3.
a person with a good sense of humour
Word Origin
back formation from daggy
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Word Origin and History for dag
n.

"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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dag in Technology
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Related Abbreviations for dag

dag

decagram

DAG

diacylglycerol
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