faggot

noun
fag·​got | \ ˈfa-gət How to pronounce faggot (audio) \

Definition of faggot

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

Other Words from faggot

faggotry \ ˈfa-​gə-​trē How to pronounce faggotry (audio) \ noun, slang, offensive
faggoty \ ˈfa-​gə-​tē How to pronounce faggoty (audio) \ adjective, slang, offensive

First Known Use of faggot

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for faggot

earlier and dialect, contemptuous word for a woman or child, probably from fagot entry 1

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The first known use of faggot was in 1913

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Cite this Entry

“Faggot.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faggot. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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faggot

noun
How to pronounce faggot (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of faggot

US, informal + offensive : a homosexual man

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