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First published 2005 (SND, online supplement).
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JAG, n.5 A 'nip' of alcohol.Gsw. 1962 Bill McGhee Cut and Run 95:
'Could ye go a jag?'
Gsw. 1989:
A jag is a measure of cheap wine, a 'shot'.
Edb. 1991:
I like a wee jag o gin before ma tea.
Gsw. 1995 Herald 2 Jun 18:
"Like grapefruit juice," said Rosie Corbett, and our immediate questions on whether she would drink it over breakfast met with a surprising affirmative. "After a heavy night, definitely."
This struck a chord with that seasoned veteran of more than the odd morning after, our columnist Jack McLean. "A wee jag first thing, and better than flat Lucozade," was his assessment. "Well, you sure wouldn't be ordering it at eleven at night."

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