fag end


fag end

noun

: the last and usually least appealing or interesting part of something

Full Definition of FAG END

1
a :  a poor or worn-out end :  remnant
b :  the extreme end
2
a :  the last part or coarser end of a web of cloth
b :  the untwisted end of a rope

Examples of FAG END

  1. <a patchwork quilt sewn together from the fag ends of many bolts of cloth>

Origin of FAG END

earlier fag, from Middle English fagge flap
First Known Use: 1600

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