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1. A lock of matted or dung-coated wool.
2. A hanging end or shred.
[Middle English dagge, shred.]
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1. (Agriculture) short for daglock
2. rattle one's dags informal NZ to hurry up
vb, dags, dagging or dagged
(Agriculture) to cut the daglock away from (a sheep)
[C18: of obscure origin]
1. a character; eccentric
2. a person who is untidily dressed
3. a person with a good sense of humour
[back formation from daggy]
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1. one of a series of decorative scallops or foliations along an edge of cloth.
2. matted wool.
[1350–1400; Middle English dagge]
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Past participle: dagged
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|Noun||1.||dag - 10 grams|
|2.||dag - a flap along the edge of a garment; used in medieval clothing|
flap - any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope"
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"
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noun (N.Z. informal) joker, comic, wag, wit, comedian, clown, kidder (informal), jester, humorist, prankster He does all these great impersonations - he's such a dag.
rattle your dags (N.Z. informal) hurry up, get a move on, step on it (informal), get your skates on (informal), make haste You'd better rattle your dags and get on with this before the boss gets back.
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