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stag

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noun \ˈstag\

Simple Definition of stag

  • : an adult male deer

Full Definition of stag

plural stags

  1. 1 or plural stag :  an adult male red deer; also :  the male of various other deer (especially genus Cervus)

  2. 2 chiefly Scottish :  a young horse; especially :  a young unbroken stallion

  3. 3 :  a male animal castrated after sexual maturity — compare steer 1

  4. 4 :  a young adult male domestic chicken or turkey

  5. 5a :  a social gathering of men onlyb :  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

Rhymes with stag


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stag

verb

Definition of stag

staggedstag·ging

British

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to spy on

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to attend a dance or party without a companion



Origin of stag

stag (informer)


First Known Use: 1796


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stag

adjective

Definition of stag

  1. 1a :  restricted to men <a stag party>b :  intended for a male audience; especially :  pornographic <stag movies>

  2. 2 :  unaccompanied by someone of the opposite sex <stag women>

stag adverb





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