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fag

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verb \ˈfag\

Definition of fag

fagged

fagging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to work hard :  toil

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to tire by strenuous activity :  exhaust <fagged by the strenuous climb>



Origin and Etymology of fag

perhaps from obsolete fag to droop, from fag fag end


First Known Use: 1772

Synonym Discussion of fag

tire, weary, fatigue, exhaust, jade, fag mean to make or become unable or unwilling to continue. tire implies a draining of one's strength or patience <the long ride tired us out>. weary stresses tiring until one is unable to endure more of the same thing <wearied of the constant arguing>. fatigue suggests great lassitude from excessive strain or undue effort <fatigued by the day's chores>. exhaust implies complete draining of strength by hard exertion <shoveling snow exhausted him>. jade suggests the loss of all freshness and eagerness <appetites jaded by overindulgence>. fag implies a drooping with fatigue <shoppers all fagged out by the Christmas rush>.

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fag

noun

Definition of fag

  1. 1 chiefly British :  toil, drudgery

  2. 2 :  drudge 1



1780

First Known Use of fag

1780


3

fag

noun

Definition of fag

  1. :  an English public-school boy who acts as servant to an older schoolmate



Origin and Etymology of fag

probably short for faggot


First Known Use: 1785


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fag

verb

Definition of fag

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to serve as a fag especially in an English public school <fagging for older boys during his first year>



1806

First Known Use of fag

1806


5

fag

noun

Definition of fag



Origin and Etymology of fag

fag end


First Known Use: circa 1888

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6

fag

noun

Definition of fag

  1. offensive —used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a male homosexual

faggy

play \ˈfa-gē\ adjective offensive


1921

First Known Use of fag

1921


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