Word of the Every Other Day




1. Scot. and North England. a day’s work.

2. Australian. a fixed or definite amount of work; a work quota.

…as I thought myself entitled to a young man, and did not relish the apparition of him coming in at the gloaming, when the day’s darg was done, and before candles were lighted. — Carl MacDougall, The Devil and the Giro, 2010

Man does not live by money alone, where would we be without our daily darg? — Alasdair Gray, McGrotty and Ludmilla, or, The Harbinger Report, 1990

Darg derives from the Old English word dægweorc, from the roots dæg meaning “day” and weorc meaning “work.”

Dictionary.com Entry and Pronunciation for darg

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