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First published 1971 (SND Vol. VIII).

STAAG, v. To walk in a slow lazy manner, to roam, saunter, stroll (Sh. 1971). [stɑ:g]Sh. 1888 B. R. Anderson Broken Lights 79, 86:
When ower da crü da sun wis high Oot staagin' cam da Setter kye . . . He staagit lost, when — or he kens, He stumbles ower a ring o' stanes.

[Norw. dial. staga, to walk in a stiff, staggering manner. Cf. O.N. staka, to stagger, stumble.]

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