Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a gay man.
Offensive. a contemptible or dislikable person.
- fag·gish, adjective
Other definitions for fag (2 of 2)
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.
- un·fagged, adjective
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How to use fag in a sentence
Fagging was a fully established system at Eton and Winchester in the 16th century, and is probably a good deal older.
Fagging was the law; so the upper forms enslaved the lower ones.Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers | Elbert Hubbard
Volumes of nonsense have been written about the Fagging System.Seeing and Hearing | George W. E. Russell
Fagging, which began after the first fortnight, he found a not unpleasant duty.The Hill | Horace Annesley Vachell
British Dictionary definitions for fag (1 of 3)
informal a boring or wearisome task: it'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 school: Brown fags for Lee
British Dictionary definitions for fag (2 of 3)
British a slang word for cigarette
a fag end, as of cloth
British Dictionary definitions for fag (3 of 3)
slang, mainly US and Canadian short for faggot 2
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