fag end

noun

Definition of fag end

  1. 1a :  a poor or worn-out end :  remnantb :  the extreme end

  2. 2a :  the last part or coarser end of a web of clothb :  the untwisted end of a rope

Examples of fag end in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of fag end

earlier fag, from Middle English fagge flap


First Known Use: 1600


FAG END Defined for English Language Learners

fag end

noun

Definition of fag end for English Language Learners

  • : the last and usually least appealing or interesting part of something



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