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dagha, verb transitive

Forms:
daager, daggaShow more Also daager, dagga, dagher.
Origin:
See dagha noun.
To smear (floors or walls) with dagha.
1855 R.J. Mullins Diary. 17 JuneI will have a new floor put in my room when I come back from Grahamstown. Meanwhile I am going to dagga some damaged patches.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 137Dagher, To, To apply dagher to floors or walls.
To smear (floors or walls) with dagha.
Derivatives:
Hence daghaed participial adjective, daghaing verbal noun.
1879 R.J. Atcherley Trip to Boërland 215We all three tried to sleep, in one bed...I preferred the daagered floor, which was comparatively flea-free.
1918 C. Garstin Sunshine Settlers 141Eventually we got the poles tarred, planted in position, and wired together. Then came the daggaing. The earth was shovelled out of an abandoned ant-heap, mixed with water and cow-dung, and trodden into a paste by the feet of my boys, very much as grapes are trodden in Provencal winepresses.

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