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  1. a person or thing that gags.
  2. an L-shaped rod for reinforcing sand in a foundry mold.
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Origin of gagger1

First recorded in 1855–60; gag1 + -er1


  1. a person who writes or tells gags; gagman.
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Origin of gagger2

First recorded in 1775–85; gag2 + -er1
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  • And everything I possess in this world, from my bonnet and striped silk dress to Father's deeds at the mercy of that gagger.

    Susan Clegg and Her Love Affairs

    Anne Warner

British Dictionary definitions for gagger


  1. a person or thing that gags
  2. a wedge for a core in a casting mould
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