dag

noun
\ ˈdag How to pronounce dag (audio) \

Definition of dag

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a hanging end or shred
2 : matted or manure-coated wool

Definition of dag (Entry 2 of 2)

dekagram

First Known Use of dag

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for dag

Noun

Middle English dagge

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dag

Time Traveler for dag

Time Traveler

The first known use of dag was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for dag

Cite this Entry

“Dag.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dag. Accessed 17 January 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on dag

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with dag

Comments on dag

What made you want to look up dag? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a plan in which a last survivor takes all

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!