Meaning of daggy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdaɡi/

adjectiveadjective daggier, adjective daggiest

  • 1mainly Australian, mainly New Zealand informal (especially of clothes) scruffy.

    • ‘‘pre-worn’ clothing might be a bit daggy’
    • ‘He dresses in daggy grey suits and is so shy he usually talks to the ground.’
    • ‘She was wearing a daggy long floral skirt.’
    • ‘Dressed in my daggy jeans, I waited for the set to finish, and chatted with a random chap out the front.’
    • ‘Or maybe they're just so drunk, they're under the misguided belief that Oxford Street is a daggy bohemian end of Kings Cross they've never encountered before.’
    • ‘I had actually rejected this shop on Tuesday because it looked daggy and dank up the back, but yesterday I felt I couldn't go past it again.’
    dowdy, frumpish, unfashionable, old-fashioned
    1. 1.1Not stylish; unfashionable.
      ‘a daggy disco track’
      • ‘They learn how to cross roads without looking, ride on the wrong side of the street or cycleway, and that safety gear such as helmets is daggy.’
      • ‘It is rare to find a seat belt in a local car and wearing one is considered as daggy as wearing a helmet on a motorbike.’
      • ‘Any daggy, dated, old-fashioned dance move that had ever been shunned or made popular, I performed.’
      • ‘My mum used to tuck my jumpers in when I was little, I realised how daggy that was at age four when my kinder friends laughed at me.’
      • ‘I love this bag and would quite like to keep it, if it weren't for the fact that it wouldn't go with anything my daggy wardrobe.’
      unfashionable, frumpish, frumpy, drab, dull, old-fashioned, outmoded, out of style, not smart, inelegant, badly dressed, ill-dressed, shabby, scruffy, faded, untidy, dingy, frowzy