bedaggen etymology

Middle English word bedaggen comes from English besmirch, English dag

Detailed word origin of bedaggen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
besmirch English (eng) (transitive) To tarnish something, especially someone's reputation; to debase.. (transitive, literary) To make dirty; to soil.
dag English (eng) (chiefly, Ireland) (UK, dialect) To be misty; to drizzle. (Australia, _, slang, New Zealand, _, derogatory, _) One who dresses unfashionably or without apparent care about appearance. A misty shower; dew. To daggle or bemire.. To shear the hindquarters of a sheep in order to remove dags or prevent their formation. (US, informal) Expressing shock, awe or surprise; used as a general [...]
bedaggen Middle English (enm)