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fag

verb \ ˈfag \

Definition of fag

fagged; fagging
: to work hard : toil
: 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

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense


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fag

noun

Definition of fag

1 chiefly British : toil, drudgery
  • it is such a fag; I came back tired to death
  • —Jane Austen
2 : drudge 1

Origin and Etymology of fag

see 1fag

First Known Use: 1780

in the meaning defined at sense 1


3

fag

noun

Definition of fag

: 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

in the meaning defined above


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fag

verb

Definition of fag

: to serve as a fag (see 3fag) especially in an English public school
  • fagging for older boys during his first year

Origin and Etymology of fag

see 3fag

First Known Use: 1806

in the meaning defined above


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fag

noun

Definition of fag

Origin and Etymology of fag

fag end

First Known Use: circa 1888

in the meaning defined above

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fag

noun

Definition of fag

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

faggy

play \ˈfa-gē\ adjective, slang, offensive

Origin and Etymology of fag

see faggot

First Known Use: 1921

in the meaning defined above


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