Origin of aggie1
First recorded in 1875–80
- an agriculture college.
- a student at an agricultural college.
Origin of aggie2
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Examples from the Web for aggie
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His tiny Texas Aggie brain froze when he tried to repeat his talking point about the three federal agencies he would close.Paul Begala: GOP Candidates Show Willful Blindness About Country’s Mood
November 10, 2011
If they did, it would be the first signs of intelligent life from the underachieving Aggie.So What If Perry Tipped the Press?
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In such directions, Aggie was the leader, an eager, joyous one always.
"Why, he copped the copper's kale," Aggie translated, glibly.
For that reason, Aggie Lynch was not actively offensive, as were most of the others.
"But I can't see——" Aggie began to argue with the petulance of a spoiled child.
Again, Aggie studied him with a swift glance of interrogation.
Word Origin and History for aggie
type of toy marble, by 1905, American English, colloquial shortening of agate (q.v.).
Excited groups gather about rude circles scratched in the mud, and there is talk of "pureys," and "reals," and "aggies," and "commies," and "fen dubs!" There is a rich click about the bulging pockets of the boys, and every so often in school time something drops on the floor and rolls noisily across the room. When Miss Daniels asks: "Who did that?" the boys all look so astonished. Who did what pray tell? ["McClure's Magazine," May 1905]
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