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.

Nearby words

  1. faes, pieter van der,
  2. faff,
  3. faffy,
  4. fafnir,
  5. fag,
  6. fag hag,
  7. fagaceous,
  8. faggi,
  9. faggot,
  10. faggot vote

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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