dagga

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Afrikaans, from Nama dachab.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdaɡə/, /ˈdaxa/

Noun[edit]

dagga (uncountable)

  1. (South Africa) Indian hemp, Cannabis sativa indica, or a similar plant of the genus Leonotis.
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 217:
      He started to supplement them by smuggling dagga, and soon found it so profitable that he left the factory altogether.
    • 1997, Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon:
      A few basic points, Sir. First, no unnatural Activities. Second, no Opium, no Dagga, no Ardent Spirits, no Wine, and so on.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Shona

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dagga (uncountable)

  1. (South Africa) Cement.
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