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First published 1956 (SND Vol. IV).

HAGGER, v.2, n.2

I. v. To drizzle, rain gently (Ags. 1808 Jam.).

II. n. 1. A drizzle (Ib.). Also hoger, hugger (Sh., Ork. 1956).Ork. 1929 Marw.:
It's a filthy hagger o' weet noo.

2. A choppy sea, accompanied by wind and rain (Sh., Cai. 1956).Cai.3 1920:
“Ere's a nesty hagger in 'e affin.” There is a dirty or nasty sea in the offing.

[? An extended use of Hagger, v.1, n.1 Cf. Eng. expressions ragged shower, choppy sea.]

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