This page is about the slang term dag

Australian English offensive!


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.


This 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

a. an unfashionable Australian

b. a bad-tempered American

c. a dirty Englishman

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Contributor: Matt Errey