[ fag-uh-ting ]
/ ˈfæg ə tɪŋ /


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

First recorded in 1880–85; fagot + -ing1

Definition for faggoting (2 of 2)


[ fag-uh t ]
/ ˈfæg ət /


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.

verb (used with object)

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

Related forms

fag·ot·er, nounun·fag·ot·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for faggoting


esp US fagoting

/ (ˈfæɡətɪŋ) /


decorative needlework done by tying vertical threads together in bundles
a decorative way of joining two hems by crisscross stitches
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