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fag end

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

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

fag end

noun
  1. the last and worst part, esp when it is of little use
  2. British informal the stub of a cigarette
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Word Origin

C17: see fag ²
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