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- n. A day’s work, the task of a day; also, a defined quantity or amount of work, or of the product of work, done in a certain time or at a certain rate of payment; a task.
- n. Informal form of dog.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A day's work; also, a fixed amount of work, whether more or less than that of a day.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A day's work; a task for a day. It is sometimes redundantly called day's darg.
- n. Hence A certain task of work, whether more or less than the measure of a day.
- To be employed at day-work.
First attested in late Middle English; a syncopic form of daywork, developed through the series of forms: daywork → daywerk → daywark → dawark → *da’ark → dark → darg. (Wiktionary)
The ŏ of dog (dŏg) has merged with ä in many American dialects. (Wiktionary)