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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Tag(g)it, adj. Also: taggyt, -et, -ed, tagat, taigit, tugit. [ME and e.m.E. tagged (c1380), taggyd (1458), taged (1544), tag'd (1614).]

1. Of an animal: Having a tip to its tail of a different colour to its coat. 1531 Wigtown B. Ct. 256b.
A blak taggyt ox
1555 Haddington B. Rec. (Robb) 15 Oct.
The thyftus steling and away taikin of ane blak taggit kow
1577 Edinb. Test. VI 3a.
I leue … to Jonet … the tagit quy
1581 Edinb. Test. X 218b.
Ane tagget stot of thrie ȝeir auld
15… Aberd. B. Rec. (Jam. s.v. Cut-hornit).
Tua ky, the ane tharof blak cuthornit, the vther broun taggit
1609 Edinb. Test. XLIV 362a.
I leif to my oy … ane blak taigit kow
1630 Dumfries Test. Ia 234b.
Ane of the twa ky to wit the taggit kow
1640 Aberd. Sheriff Ct. II 478.
[The oxen were described as] tua black ane scaikit ane uther tagat
1670 Argyll Justic. Rec. I 10.
Ane tagged browne kow

2. Fitted with a leather strap (Tag n. 3). 1647 Edinb. Test. LXIII 180a.
Aucht dussane of tages and taggit ringes for saidles

3. Of fabric: Having a tag (Tag n. 2).(a) a1700 Bk. Dunvegan 193.
Lanpleas, knott tagged £1 16 s. Scots
(b) 1592 Edinb. Test. XXV 24b.
Ane dossoun of tugit Flanderis worset pastmentis price vj s.

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