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flagging

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[ flag-ing ]
/ ˈflæg ɪŋ /
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Definition of flagging

adjective
becoming smaller or weaker; dwindling.
weak, fatigued, or drooping.
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Origin of flagging

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First recorded in 1535–45; flag3 + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM flagging

flag·ging·ly, adverb

Other definitions for flagging (2 of 2)

flagging2
[ flag-ing ]
/ ˈflæg ɪŋ /

noun
flagstones collectively.
a pavement or walk of flagstones.

Origin of flagging

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First recorded in 1615–25; flag4 + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for flagging

flagging
/ (ˈflæɡɪŋ) /

noun
flagstones or a flagged area
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