fagin

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noun, often capitalized fa·gin \ˈfā-gən\

Definition of fagin

  1. :  an adult who instructs others (such as children) in crime

Origin and Etymology of fagin

Fagin, character in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist (1839)


First Known Use: 1847

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