faggot

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

Definition of faggot

offensive
: a gay person used as a term of abuse and disparagement

Other Words from faggot

faggotry \ ˈfa-​gə-​trē How to pronounce faggot (audio) \ noun, offensive
faggoty \ ˈfa-​gə-​tē How to pronounce faggot (audio) \ adjective, 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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“Faggot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faggot. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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faggot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of faggot

US, informal + offensive : a homosexual man

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