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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

FLAG, v.1, n.3 Also flaag.

I. v. To hang loosely, to flap (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928), Sh. 1950); to move about in an ungainly, flopping manner (Sh. 1951); to cause to flap, wave about. Cf. Flog, v.Sh. 1922 J. Inkster Mansie's Röd 35:
Her hair a' flaagin till her cot baand.
Sh. 1948 New Shetlander (Oct. — Nov.) 22:
Da twa boys an dir sister Beenie flapping an flaagin aboot dis same dess.

II. n. An untidy, loose, flapping condition, of dress, wool, etc. (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)).

[Cf. Norw. dial. flak, a flap, Icel. flaka. to hang loose, flǫgra, to flutter.]

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