[fag-uh t]


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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Examples from the Web for fagots

Historical Examples of fagots

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

  • 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).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper