faggot

noun

fag·​got ˈfa-gət How to pronounce faggot (audio)
plural faggots
offensive
: a gay person
used as a term of abuse and disparagement
faggotry noun offensive
faggoty adjective offensive

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of faggot was in 1913

Dictionary Entries Near faggot

Cite this Entry

“Faggot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faggot. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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