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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).
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DADGE, n.1 [dɑdʒ]

1. “A large piece (of anything)” (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.). Also found in n.Eng. dial. (E.D.D.). Cf. Dodge, n.

2. A bannock.Rxb. 1901 R. Murray Hawick Char. 42:
The shaking of the pouches sent Ragabuss's bannocks flying right and left. Slush . . . darted at the dadges as they whirled past.

[Cf. Dad, n.2, 3. For interchange of [d] and [dȝ] see Rxb. W.-B. Intro. § 23 (A).]

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