jag

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

The noun is from late Middle English jagge, the verb is from jaggen.

Noun[edit]

jag (plural jags)

  1. A sharp projection.
    • Holland
      garments thus beset with long jags
  2. A part broken off; a fragment.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bishop Hacket to this entry?)
  3. (botany) A cleft or division.
  4. (Scotland) A medical injection.
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Verb[edit]

jag (third-person singular simple present jags, present participle jagging, simple past and past participle jagged)

  1. To cut unevenly.
  2. (Pittsburgh) To tease.

Etymology 2[edit]

Circa 1597; originally "load of broom or furze", variant of British English dialectal chag (tree branch; branch of broom or furze), from Old English ċeacga (broom, furze), from Proto-Germanic *kagô (compare dialectal German Kag (stump, cabbage, stalk), Swedish dialect kage (stumps), Norwegian dialect kage (low bush), of unknown origin.

Noun[edit]

jag (plural jags)

  1. A binge or period of overindulgence; a spree.
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Penguin 2011, p. 88:
      ‘People who spend their money for second-hand sex jags are as nervous as dowagers who can't find the rest-room.’
  2. a one-horse cart load, or, in modern times, a truck load, of hay or wood.
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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /laːɡ/, [læjˀ]

Noun[edit]

jag n (singular definite jaget, plural indefinite jag)

  1. hurry, rush
  2. twinge, (a sudden sharp pain; a darting local pain of momentary continuance; as, a twinge in the arm or side)

Inflection[edit]

Verb[edit]

jag

  1. Imperative of jage.

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

jag

  1. Imperative singular of jagen.
  2. (colloquial)First-person singular present of jagen.

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

jag

  1. rafsi of jalge.

Norwegian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

jag

  1. chase; imperative of jage

Romani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit अग्नि (agní, fire), from Proto-Indo-Iranian *Hagni-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁ngʷni-. Cognate with Hindi आग (āg), Nepali आगो (āgō), Gujarati આગ (āg), and Punjabi ਅੱਗ (agg).

Noun[edit]

jag f (plural jag)

  1. fire

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old East Norse jak (cf. Old Norse ek), from Proto-Germanic *ek, from Proto-Indo-European *éǵh₂.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

jag

  1. I
    Jag läser en bok.
    I read a book.
    Bara du och jag.
    Just you and me.

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

jag n

  1. (psychology) I, self

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