stag


1stag

noun \ˈstag\

: an adult male deer

plural stags

Full Definition of STAG

1
or plural stag :  an adult male red deer; also :  the male of various other deer (especially genus Cervus)
2
chiefly Scottish :  a young horse; especially :  a young unbroken stallion
3
:  a male animal castrated after sexual maturity — compare steer 1
4
:  a young adult male domestic chicken or turkey
5
a :  a social gathering of men only
b :  one who attends a dance or party without a companion

Origin of STAG

Middle English stagge, from Old English stagga; akin to Old Norse andarsteggi drake
First Known Use: 12th century

Other Hunting and Fishing Terms

chum, covert, creel, flense, pitfall, seine, skulk, spoor, trawl

Rhymes with STAG

2stag

verb
staggedstag·ging

Definition of STAG

transitive verb
British
:  to spy on
intransitive verb
:  to attend a dance or party without a companion

Origin of STAG

stag (informer)
First Known Use: 1796

3stag

adjective

Definition of STAG

1
a :  restricted to men <a stag party>
b :  intended for a male audience; especially :  pornographic <stag movies>
2
:  unaccompanied by someone of the opposite sex <stag women>
stag adverb

Examples of STAG

  1. <a stash of stag flicks that were hidden in the basement>

First Known Use of STAG

1843

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