Friends of the Dickens Forum,

     Gail Turley Houston has come across a word in OMF which, in our 
young street days used to be a racial slur:  (pjm)
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> Dear Colleagues:  I'm trying to find the meaning of a slang term in Dickens's OMF:  In chapter two, book 1, Eugene is discussing the gossip re the dead man and says: "'Except,' Eugene strikes in: so unexpectedly that the mature young lady, who has forgotten all about him, with a start takes the epaulette out of his way: 'except our friend who long lived on rice-pudding and isinglass, till at length to his something or other, his physician said something else, and a leg of mutton somehow ended in daygo.'"
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> Does anyone know what "daygo" means?  I couldn't find it in the Victorian slang dictionary. Thanks!  gail
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