One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An improvised covering for a bed, typically consisting of sacking.‘they often slept under wagga blankets’
- ‘You've just made yourself an Aussie-style wagga blanket.’
- ‘We used to make what you call a wagga blanket in those days.’
- ‘And they made themselves "wagga blankets": three sacks sewn together.’
- ‘They'd sleep between two blankets and put the wagga blanket on top.’
- ‘Do you remember the old wagga blankets?’
- ‘The poor found material to make wagga blankets.’
- ‘They carry their swag with a Wagga blanket.’
1930s: from Wagga Wagga.
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