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stag

noun \ ˈstag \
|Updated on: 10 Jul 2018

Definition of stag

plural stags
1 or plural stag : an adult male red deer; also : the male of various other deer (especially genus Cervus)
2 chiefly Scotland : a young horse; especially : a young unbroken stallion
3 : a male animal castrated after sexual maturity — compare steer 1
4 : a young adult male domestic chicken or turkey
5 a : a social gathering of men only
b : one who attends a dance or party without a companion

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Origin and Etymology of stag

Middle English stagge, from Old English stagga; akin to Old Norse andarsteggi drake

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2

stag

verb

Definition of stag

stagged; stagging
British
: to spy on
: to attend a dance or party without a companion

Origin and Etymology of stag

stag (informer)


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stag

adjective

Definition of stag

1 a : restricted to men
  • a stag party
b : intended for a male audience; especially : pornographic
  • stag movies
2 : unaccompanied by someone of the opposite sex
  • stag women

stag

adverb

Examples of stag in a Sentence

  1. a stash of stag flicks that were hidden in the basement

First Known Use of stag

1843

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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STAG Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of stag for English Language Learners

  • : an adult male deer


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noun \ ˈstag \

Definition of stag for Students

: an adult male deer


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