Usage English (Modern)
Pronounced Pron. DAG-ət
Other Forms FormsDag (Short form)
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Contributor Contrib.RHAWK3935 on 8/9/2019
Derived from a surname which was derived from the Old French word "Dague", meaning knife or dagger, and as such was a Norman introduction into England after the 1066 Conquest. The name is a medieval metonymic for one who habitually carried a dagger, or who was a manufacturer of such weapons.