- 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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Related Wordsrear, butt, rudder, tail, buttocks, end, reverse, extremity, train, behind, stub, appendage, posterior, tag, tush, rump, conclusion, tailpiece, empennage, handle
- the last and worst part, esp when it is of little use
- British informal the stub of a cigarette
C17: see fag ²
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