An unfashionable or socially conservative person.
- ‘We've all known people like Steve, the likeable dag with big dreams.’
- ‘Floyd may be a bit of a dag, but he's a pretty nifty player when it comes to badminton!’
Late Middle English (denoting a hanging pointed part of something): possibly related to tag. dag (sense 1 of the noun) dates from the early 17th century; dag (sense 2 of the noun) is a transferred use of English dialect meaning ‘a challenge’.
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