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a vagrant
the vag, the Vagrancy Act: the police finally got him on the vag
verb vags, vagging, vagged
(transitive) to arrest (someone) for vagrancy
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  • The vag let his head fall so that his eyes rested upon the ground.

  • He couldn't do any work And he wouldn't know how if he could; So the police run him for a vag And set him to bucking wood.

    Cowboy Songs Various
  • Faix, but had Oona been tuck away tonight wid that vag o' the world, it's not laughin' you'd be.

    Fardorougha, The Miser William Carleton
  • When the two men had exchanged coats and caps the vag strolled leisurely down the track and in a little while Patsy followed.

  • I determined to go home at once, but before I could get out of town I was arrested as a vag and sent up for sixty days.

Slang definitions & phrases for vag



  1. A drifter; derelict; vagrant; vagabond; bag lady: America can almost compete with England in the number of her ''city vags'' (1859+)
  2. agrancy, as a legal offense: We'll book him on vag (1877+)
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