fag end

noun

Definition of fag end

1a : a poor or worn-out end : remnant
b : the extreme end
2a : the last part or coarser end of a web of cloth
b : the untwisted end of a rope

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Examples of fag end in a Sentence

a patchwork quilt sewn together from the fag ends of many bolts of cloth

First Known Use of fag end

circa 1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for fag end

earlier fag, from Middle English fagge flap

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The first known use of fag end was circa 1600

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“Fag end.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fag%20end. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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fag end

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fag end

British, informal : the last and usually least appealing or interesting part of something

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