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See also: DIGs and dIGs



Etymology 1[edit]



  1. plural of dig



  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dig

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of diggings.


digs pl (plural only)

  1. (colloquial) Lodgings; place of accommodation.
    • 1922 February, James Joyce, “[Episode 16]”, in Ulysses, London: The Egoist Press, published October 1922, OCLC 2297483:
      Corley at the first go-off was inclined to suspect it was something to do with Stephen being fired out of his digs for bringing in a bloody tart off the street.
    • 1993, “[Editor's note]”, in Feminist Bookstore News, volume 16, page 1:
      Our new digs are at the corner of Market and Castro – a great and gay neighborhood that will be a pleasure to work in. The new office has room for four women to work comfortably, a tiny deck and back yard, and looks out on two trees.
  2. (colloquial) Clothes.
    • 1992, R. Patrick Solomon, Black Resistance in High School: Forging a Separatist Culture, page 41:
      For example, when “army digs” are in, the Jocks wear them; when designer jeans are fashionable, those who can afford them wear them.
    • 2014, Stephanie Caffrey, Vegas Stripped, page 95:
      I donned my new digs and found a trash can in which to dump my stinky old clothes.