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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).
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YAAG, v.3 Also yagg; jag (Jak.). To buy up goods (esp. fish) on the quiet, to forestall, to peddle, hawk small wares (Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928)), “to purchase articles clandestinely which the seller is bound by contract to deliver to another person” (Sh. a.1838 Jam. MSS. XI. 221). Vbl.n. yagging, peddling, huckstering (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl.).

[Back formation from Yagger.]

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