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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).

PLAG, n. Also plagg (Jak.), plaag. An article of clothing, a garment, piece of dress (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., 1908 Jak. (1928), Sh. 1966); “a remnant of a garment, a garment in contempt” (Sh. 1914 Angus Gl.), a rag (Sh. 1966).Sh. 1899 Shetland News (29 July):
A'm laid aff plag efter plag fil der noo har'ly onything oot ower da skin, an' still A'm ower haet.
Sh. 1933 J. Gray Lowrie 67:
Kirsie wis swilled up twartree plaags — do kens da kind dey dunna laek ta hing furt.
Sh. 1950 New Shetlander No. 22. 41:
Could du fin naethin' idder fir syen but Beenie's auld plags.

[Norw., Faer. plagg, id.]

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"Plag n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 28 Sep 2022 <>



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