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fag

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verb \ˈfag\

Definition of fag

fagged

;

fagging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to work hard :  toil

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to tire by strenuous activity :  exhaust fagged by the strenuous climb

Origin and Etymology of fag

perhaps from obsolete fag to droop, from fag fag end


First Known Use: 1772


2

fag

noun

Definition of fag

  1. 1 chiefly British :  toil, drudgery it is such a fag; I came back tired to death — Jane Austen

  2. 2 :  drudge 1

Origin and Etymology of fag

see 1fag


First Known Use: 1780


3

fag

noun

Definition of fag

  1. :  an English public-school boy who acts as servant to an older schoolmate

Origin and Etymology of fag

probably short for faggot


First Known Use: 1785


4

fag

verb

Definition of fag

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to serve as a fag (see 3fag) especially in an English public school fagging for older boys during his first year

Origin and Etymology of fag

see 3fag


First Known Use: 1806


5

fag

noun

Definition of fag

Origin and Etymology of fag

fag end


First Known Use: circa 1888

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fag

noun

Definition of fag

offensive

  1. —used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a male homosexual

faggy

play \ˈfa-gē\ adjective, slang, offensive

Origin and Etymology of fag

see faggot


First Known Use: 1921


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