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fag end

noun

Simple Definition of fag end

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

Full Definition of fag end

  1. 1 a :  a poor or worn-out end :  remnant b :  the extreme end

  2. 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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