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dag +‎ -y


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdæɡi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æɡi


daggy (comparative daggier or more daggy, superlative daggiest or most daggy)

  1. (Australian slang) Uncool, unfashionable, but comfortably so.
    • 2004, Tim Winton, The Turning (short stories), Picador UK Paperback edition 2006. Short story, 'Abbreviation' (at p.27):
      "But I remember everything about that day. What everyone was wearing, all the daggy things people said in the car on the way into town. The smell of stubble, upholstery. The taste of tomato in my throat from lunch."
    • 2006, Debra Byrne, Not Quite Ripe: A Memoir[1], page 49:
      We wore hippie clothes, looking more daggy than cool.
    • 2008, Bella Vendramini, Biting the Big Apple: A Memoir of Life, Love (okay and Sex) in New York City, unnumbered page,
      I began to feel even more daggy when Bianca swanned me around to meet her sexy, skinny and beautiful friends.
    • 2011, Joanne Van Os, The Secret of the Lonely Isles[2], page 1:
      The daggiest house in the Bay, that was how people talked about the Isherwood House.
    • 2011, Chris Buch, Hello Sunshine: A Blitz Kid's Journey to the Sunshine State[3], page 288:
      Actually this wasn′t too bad as a jazz venue, being in the daggiest pub in the daggiest part of Capalaba which, in 2004 was still a pretty daggy suburb.