fag·​ot·​ing | \ ˈfa-gə-tiŋ How to pronounce fagoting (audio) \
variants: or faggoting

Definition of fagoting

1 : an embroidery produced by pulling out horizontal threads from a fabric and tying the remaining cross threads into groups of an hourglass shape
2 : an openwork stitch joining hemmed edges

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First Known Use of fagoting

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fagoting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fagoting. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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