the last part or very end of something: the fag end of a rope.
the unfinished end of a piece of cloth; remnant.
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Origin of fag end
First recorded in 1605–15
Words nearby fag end
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British Dictionary definitions for fag end
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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