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stag

noun \ ˈstag \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

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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stag

verb

Definition of stag

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

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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



STAG Defined for English Language Learners

stag

noun

Definition of stag for English Language Learners

  • : an adult male deer


STAG Defined for Kids

stag

noun \ ˈstag \

Definition of stag for Students

: an adult male deer


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