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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).

BAG, v.3 tr. and absol. To play truant (from), dodge. Hence bagger, a truant (Dmf. 1975).Kcb., Dmf. 1934:
It is quite common in Dumfries and here. I once heard a boy in the streets say to another “Are ye on to bag the schule the day and see the shows comin' in?”

[Cf. obs. Eng. slang bag, to abandon.]

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