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, dag·ging.

  1. to edge (a garment, cloth, etc.) with decorative scallops or the like.


  1. short for daglock
  2. rattle one’s dags NZ informal to hurry up

verb dags, dagging or dagged

  1. to cut the daglock away from (a sheep)

noun Australian and NZ informal

  1. a character; eccentric
  2. a person who is untidily dressed
  3. a person with a good sense of humour

“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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