Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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JAG, n.4 Also jaug.
1. A leather bag of any kind, a wallet (Per., Fif. 1825 Jam.). In pl.: saddlebags, a cloakbag (Rxb. Ib., ja(u)gs). Also in n.Eng. dial.Sc. 1824 Scott St Ronan's W. ii.:
There's nae room for bags or jaugs here . . . ye maun e'en bundle yoursell a bit farther down hill.s.Sc. 1897 E. Hamilton Outlaws xix.:
I took my good sword at my side, and ten pound sterling in my jags.
2. A pocket (Cld. 1825 Jam.); also found in form jagget, “a full sack or pocket, hanging awkwardly, and dangling at every motion” (n.Sc. 1808 Jam.).[Orig. obscure. Cf. mid. and dial. Eng. jag, a load (of hay), a load for the back; a pedlar's wallet.]
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