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Literally asking someone if they enjoy something or if they are enjoying something at that moment. Asking another person if they are in favor of something. Asking if they approve.
Oh wow, Pink Floyd in concert! Can you dig it?
by Danbridge October 10, 2006
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A phrase first used in the awesome cult classic "The Warriors".

Cyrus - "You're standing right now with a nine delegates, from a hundred gangs and there's over a hundred more. That's 20,000 hardcore members, 40,000 counting affiliates and 20,000 more not organised but ready to fight. 60,000 soldiers! Now there ain't but 20,000 police in the whole town. Can you dig it?
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Do you get it; can you feel it; do you comprehend what i am trying to get across?

Phrase made popular in mainstream culture by the classic 70's film the Warriors.

Was used before though by the hippie counterculture; for example Arlo Guthrie said it a couple of times during his apperance at Woodstock.
(youtube it) - Arlo Guthrie WOODSTOCK 1969 - Walking Down The Line
Man i just got beat for 2 oz's, i think im gona just roll up what i have left u down?

That sucks dude, ill throw you some bills though. shit happens, can you dig it?

Yea man, fuckin a
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a 70's expression meaning 'you understand?' or 'can you take it?' Often used in blaxtopian movies.
Who's the Man who would risk his neck for a brother man?
Shaft!
Can you dig it?
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"Do you understand?" or "Do you comprehend".

The general usage of the term DIG as an indicator of understanding "do you dig" / "dig me" (as in "do you understand") comes from non-English speaking Irish immigrants in the USA speaking Irish to each other.

"An dtuigeann tΓΊ?" (pronounced "On digging two") means "Do you understand?".

Also used in a short form "dig it", "dig me" etc.

Used in the 50's by the beatniks, the 60s and 70s saw it enter into the AAVE lexicon, the used of the term was widely popularised in blacksploitation movies such as Shaft, and later movies such as "The Warriors".
Lets not go there, the music sucks and the people are assholes. Way better craic in the old bars, can you dig it?

"You dig it"
"Pretty cool music man, like, look at Stacy... she digs it!"
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Used to mean the same as other definitions. 'Do you understand?'

Oh yeah.

(The Mock Turtles, 1990)
'You won't ever get me down, won't see me hanging aro-o-o-o-und, can you dig it? Oh yeah'

Mock Turtles, 1990.
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