Meaning of DAGGER in English

DAGGER

/ ˈdægə(r); NAmE / noun

a short pointed knife that is used as a weapon

—see also cloak-and-dagger

IDIOMS

- at daggers drawn

- look daggers at sb

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : perhaps from obsolete dag pierce, stab , influenced by Old French dague long dagger.

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