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dag Australian English Offensive

Meaning: an unfashionable or socially awkward person

For example:

  • It's weird how Greg's one of the coolest guys in the school, but his brother's such a dag.

  • Try not to be such a dag, Kenny. And stop wearing those daggy old clothes while you're at it.

Variety: This slang is typically used in Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If someone is often called a dag, they are probably
  1. an unfashionable Australian
  2. a bad-tempered American
  3. a dirty Englishman

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