dagga

dagga

[dag-uh]
noun South African.

Origin:
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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dagga (ˈdaxə, ˈdɑːɡə)
 
n
informal (South African) a local name for marijuana
 
[C19: from Afrikaans, from Khoikhoi dagab]

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