fag end


noun

the last part or very end of something: the fag end of a rope.
the unfinished end of a piece of cloth; remnant.

Origin of fag end

First recorded in 1605–15
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British Dictionary definitions for fag end

fag end

noun

the last and worst part, esp when it is of little use
British informal the stub of a cigarette

Word Origin for fag end

C17: see fag ²
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