- 1 (usually dags) Australian /NZ A lock of wool matted with dung hanging from the hindquarters of a sheep.More example sentences
- Farmers and farmers-hands may regularly cut off the dags to keep their sheep clean.
- Besides reducing methane emissions, condensed tannins have other animal-related benefits, including improved milk yields, increased liveweight gain, decreased internal parasite burden and reduced bloat, dags and fly strike.
- The fleece is so cut that the wool around the base of the legs and backside runs in a continuous line, from which it is easy to strip the dags, the stains and the prickles.
- 2Australian /NZ • informal An entertainingly eccentric person; a character: your father must have been a bit of a dagMore example sentences
- Although it is hard to play favourites with such a loveable bunch of dags, I must confess to preferring mum Janelle to the rest.
- 3Australian • informal A conservative or unfashionable person.More example sentences
- Floyd may be a bit of a dag, but he's a pretty nifty player when it comes to badminton!
- We've all known people like Steve, the likeable dag with big dreams.
verb (dags, dagging, dagged)[with object] Australian /NZ Back to top
- Cut dags from (a sheep): we failed to have the ewes daggedMore example sentences
- Robert has returned to the farm to dag sheep and I'm staying here with the dog, cats and the baby.
- Dag the sheep at least seven days before shearing.
- Ideally sheep should be dagged before shearing particularly if they are excessively soiled.
rattle one's dags
- Australian /NZ • informal Hurry up.More example sentences
- So if Ivy isn't quick enough with the shearing I'll just have to tell her to rattle her dags!
- Rattle your dags darlin’, let's get out of here.
More definitions of dagDefinition of dag in:
- The US English dictionary