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dagger

[dag-er] /ˈdæg ər/
noun
1.
a short, swordlike weapon with a pointed blade and a handle, used for stabbing.
2.
Also called obelisk. Printing. a mark (†) used especially for references.
verb (used with object)
3.
to stab with or as if with a dagger.
4.
Printing. to mark with a dagger.
Idioms
5.
look daggers at, to look at angrily, threateningly, or with hate.
Origin of dagger
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English, probably alteration of Old French dague, of obscure origin; cf. dag1
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dagger

/ˈdæɡə/
noun
1.
a short stabbing weapon with a pointed blade
2.
Also called obelisk. a character (†) used in printing to indicate a cross reference, esp to a footnote
3.
at daggers drawn, in a state of open hostility
4.
look daggers, to glare with hostility; scowl
verb (transitive)
5.
to mark with a dagger
6.
(archaic) to stab with a dagger
Word Origin
C14: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for dagger
n.

late 14c., apparently from Old French dague "dagger," from Old Provençal dague or Italian daga, of uncertain origin; perhaps Celtic, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *daca "Dacian knife," from the Roman province in modern Romania. The ending is possibly the faintly pejorative -ard suffix. Attested earlier (1279) as a surname (Dagard, presumably "one who carried a dagger"). Middle Dutch dagge, Danish daggert, German Degen also are from French.

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Idioms and Phrases with dagger

dagger

In addition to the idiom beginning with daggers also see: look daggers
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