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[fag-uh t]
  1. a bundle of sticks, twigs, or branches bound together and used as fuel, a fascine, a torch, etc.
  2. a bundle; bunch.
  3. a bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded, hammered, or rolled together at high temperature.
  4. bouquet garni.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to bind or make into a fagot.
  2. to ornament with fagoting.
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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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Examples from the Web for fagots

Historical Examples of fagots

  • Fagots were then collected, and piled around him to which he appeared quite indifferent.

    The Slavery Question

    John Lawrence

  • Fagots were stacked at one end of the clearing; a pile of loose bark lay near.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • Fagots for a witch: The introduction of this witch element into a Greek legend rather mars the consistency of the poem.

    The Vision of Sir Launfal

    James Russell Lowell

Word Origin and History for fagots



early spelling of faggot (n.1).

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