fagoting

[fag-uh-ting]

noun

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

fagot

[fag-uh t]

noun

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 formsfag·ot·er, nounun·fag·ot·ed, adjective
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Word Origin and History for fagoting

fagot

n.

early spelling of faggot (n.1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper