- to tire or weary by labor; exhaust (often followed by out): The long climb fagged us out.
- British. to require (a younger public-school pupil) to do menial chores.
- Nautical. to fray or unlay the end of (a rope).
- Chiefly British. to work until wearied; work hard: to fag away at French.
- British Informal. to do menial chores for an older public-school pupil.
- Slang. a cigarette.
- a fag end, as of cloth.
- a rough or defective spot in a woven fabric; blemish; flaw.
- Chiefly British. drudgery; toil.
- British Informal. a younger pupil in a British public school required to perform certain menial tasks for, and submit to the hazing of, an older pupil.
- a drudge.
Origin of fag1
Examples from the Web for fagged
Fagged out as they obviously were they tried to smile at the reply one made.How I Filmed the War
Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
Fagged as he was, the air was electric, and he had everything to see.What Will People Say?
Fagged out and eager as she was, she had not come to the point of forgetting what a great forest-fire meant.Judith of Blue Lake Ranch
- informal a boring or wearisome taskit's a fag having to walk all that way
- British (esp formerly) a young public school boy who performs menial chores for an older boy or prefect
- (when tr, often foll by out) informal to become or cause to become exhausted by hard toil or work
- (usually intr) British to do or cause to do menial chores in a public schoolBrown fags for Lee
- British a slang word for cigarette
- a fag end, as of cloth
- slang, mainly US and Canadian short for faggot 2
Word Origin and History for fagged
"to droop, decline, tire," 1520s, apparently an alteration of flag (v.) in its sense of "droop." Transitive sense of "to make (someone or something) fatigued" is first attested 1826. Related: Fagged; fagging.
British slang for "cigarette" (originally, especially, the butt of a smoked cigarette), 1888, probably from fag-end "extreme end, loose piece" (1610s), from fag "loose piece" (late 15c.), which is perhaps related to fag (v.).