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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Perhaps from dag 'to push a knife into' (14-18 centuries)

dagger

noun
     
dagger
Related topics: Weapons
dag‧ger [countable]
1PMW a short pointed knife used as a weapon
2

look daggers at somebody

informal to look at someone angrily
3

be at daggers drawn

if two people are at daggers drawn, they are extremely angry with each other

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