dagga

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Afrikaans dagga, from Nama daxab.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dagga (countable and uncountable, plural daggas)

  1. (South Africa, Zimbabwe) 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.
Translations[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Shona [Term?].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dagga (uncountable)

  1. (South Africa) Cement.
Translations[edit]

Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Nama daxab.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dagga (uncountable)

  1. cannabis

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: dagga
  • English: dagga

Dupaningan Agta[edit]

Noun[edit]

dagga

  1. turtle

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Afrikaans dagga, from Nama daxab.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɑ.ɣaː/
  • Hyphenation: dag‧ga

Noun[edit]

dagga m (uncountable)

  1. (rare) cannabis, weed [from early 20th c.]

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

dagga

  1. indefinite genitive plural of dögg