Pronounced: LUST-house, noun
Notes: This is a tricky (or trick) word — it doesn’t mean what you might think it does
The word darg is
- a day’s work
- a quota of work
This word came into usage in the late 1300s or early 1400s
Background / Comments
I don’t mind so much not knowing this word; the first definition is used in Scotland and northern England. The second definition is Australian. Our word comes from the Middle English word dawerk (also daiwerk), which came from the Old English word dægweork, which is made of of dæg (day) and weork (work). I’m not really sure how this word was shortened to “darg”, but it has.