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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III). Includes material from the 1976 supplement.
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DAIGIE, Deggie, n. A game of marbles “played by throwing a ‘pitcher' at marbles placed in a row against a wall so that the pitcher rebounds” (Bnff.2 1939). Also played with spinning tops (Ayr.4 1928). Cf. Dab, v.1, n.1, II. 4. Also in reduced form daig, a stake at marbles (m.Lth. 1895). [′de:gi, ′dɛgi]Bnff.2 1939:
Come on lads an lat's hae a game at daigie.
Fif. 1916 T.S.D.C. II.:
It was a great place to play daigie (deggie).
Lnk. 1927 (per Ayr.4):
“Five a daigie” = each player puts down five ‘bools' as stake.

[Prob. from Deg, to strike with a sharp-pointed weapon; a stroke or sharp blow: cf. Dab, v.1, 2, and Dabbie.]

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