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dagga

[dag-uh] /ˈdæg ə/
noun, South African.
1.
Origin
1670-1675
1670-75; < Afrikaans, first spelling da(c)cha, literally, hemp, originally a similar indigenous plant of the genus Leontis < Khoikhoi; compare Nama daxa-b
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British Dictionary definitions for dagga

dagga

/ˈdaxə; ˈdɑːɡə/
noun
1.
(South African, informal) a local name for marijuana
Word Origin
C19: from Afrikaans, from Khoikhoi dagab
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Word Origin and History for dagga
n.

"marijuana," 1660s, from Afrikaans, from Hottentot dachab "cannabis sativa smoked as a narcotic."

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