There is an English word "dag" with various senses divided up into various etymologies.
This question is about just one particular sense having this definition on Wiktionary:
A hanging end or shred, in particular a long pointed strip of cloth at the edge of a piece of clothing, or one of a row of decorative strips of cloth that may ornament a tent, booth or fairground.
From this description it seems "dags" must be these, which I've known since childhood but never thought about what they might be called until recently:
From the Wikipedia article where I found this image, I've learned they are also known as "bunting", though bunting comes in many forms and this might not be the prototypical one people would think of first.
As an Australian I have to say I am very familiar with two other senses of this word and this question is not about those, so please don't answer about these:
- Wool dirty with feces around a sheep's backside.
- An unfashionable or socially awkward person.
I'm only specifically asking about the one sense that seems to fit the picture and the Wiktionary definition.
Can anybody verify that "dag" is in fact a term referring to the decoration in this photo?
I would expect evidence to come from a large and/or old dictionary or encyclopedia, but perhaps also an illustrative sentence. It may be regional and/or no longer used.