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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

DAGGEN, DAGGON, DAGHAN, n. A large piece of anything, such as wood, meat, etc.; a lump (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), 1914 Angus Gl., daggen; Ork. 1929 Marw., daggon); “a thick slice” (Ork. 1920 J. Firth Reminisc. (1922) 150, daghan). [′dagən]Ork. c.1836 Dr Wood in Old-Lore Misc. (1908) I. vii. 265:
Gudeman gae to your bacon vat, An' cut us out a daghan o' that.

[Origin obscure.]

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