fag

verb (1)
\ˈfag \
fagged; fagging

Definition of fag 

(Entry 1 of 6)

intransitive verb

: to work hard : toil

transitive verb

: to tire by strenuous activity : exhaust fagged by the strenuous climb

fag

noun (1)

Definition of fag (Entry 2 of 6)

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

fag

noun (2)

Definition of fag (Entry 3 of 6)

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

fag

verb (2)
fagged; fagging; fags

Definition of fag (Entry 4 of 6)

intransitive verb

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

fag

noun (3)

Definition of fag (Entry 5 of 6)

fag

noun (4)

Definition of fag (Entry 6 of 6)

offensive

used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a male homosexual

Other Words from fag

Noun (4)

faggy \ˈfa-​gē \ adjective slang, offensive

First Known Use of fag

Verb (1)

1772, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun (1)

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1785, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1806, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

circa 1888, in the meaning defined above

Noun (4)

1921, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fag

Verb (1)

perhaps from obsolete fag to droop, from fag fag end

Noun (1)

see fag entry 1

Noun (2)

probably short for faggot

Verb (2)

see fag entry 3

Noun (3)

fag end

Noun (4)

see faggot

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