- an openwork decoration of fabric in which thread is drawn in crisscross stitches across an open seam.
Also British, fag·got·ing.
Origin of fagoting
- a bundle of sticks, twigs, or branches bound together and used as fuel, a fascine, a torch, etc.
- a bundle; bunch.
- a bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded, hammered, or rolled together at high temperature.
- bouquet garni.
- to bind or make into a fagot.
- to ornament with fagoting.
Also British, fag·got.
Origin of fagot
1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French; of obscure origin
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esp US fagoting
- decorative needlework done by tying vertical threads together in bundles
- a decorative way of joining two hems by crisscross stitches
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Word Origin and History for faggoting
early spelling of faggot (n.1).
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