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stag

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noun \ˈstag\

Definition of stag

plural

stags

  1. 1 or plural stag :  an adult male red deer; also :  the male of various other deer (especially genus Cervus)

  2. 2 chiefly Scotland :  a young horse; especially :  a young unbroken stallion

  3. 3 :  a male animal castrated after sexual maturity — compare steer 1

  4. 4 :  a young adult male domestic chicken or turkey

  5. 5a :  a social gathering of men onlyb :  one who attends a dance or party without a companion

Origin and Etymology of stag

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


First Known Use: 12th century

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stag

verb

Definition of stag

stagged

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stagging

British

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to spy on

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to attend a dance or party without a companion

Origin and Etymology of stag

stag (informer)


First Known Use: 1796


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stag

adjective

Definition of stag

  1. 1a :  restricted to men a stag partyb :  intended for a male audience; especially :  pornographic stag movies

  2. 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

1843

First Known Use of stag

1843



STAG Defined for English Language Learners

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stag

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noun \ˈstag\

Definition of stag for English Language Learners

  • : an adult male deer


STAG Defined for Kids

stag

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noun \ˈstag\

Definition of stag for Students

  1. :  an adult male deer



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