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/téygo/ [etym. uncertain, but cf. DJE teg-a-reg a roung uncouth, trouble-making person; cf. OED tag-and-rag of the rabble obs. →1675] n. a stylish, street-wise young man of the early 1960's: 1973 Some of the guys were Gullies while others were "Beatnicks" and "Tago"...Tagoes were supposed to be the most hip of the lot (Missick 34). Tagos were usually working-class boys, but not pimps. They worse their hair short and their pants high. They favored shoes with pointed toes and white shirts with stiff collars. They often drove a souped-up 1950 Chevy (G. Wisdom p.c.) <Nassau>

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Last update: 2011-05-18 17:43
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
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