U.S. Army and Marine Corps Slang.
[ frag ]
/ fræg /
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verb (used with object), fragged, frag·ging.
to kill, wound, or assault (especially an unpopular or overzealous superior) with a fragmentation grenade.
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Origin of frag
An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; by shortening
OTHER WORDS FROM fragfragger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for frag
/ (fræɡ) /
verb frags, fragging or fragged
(tr) US military slang to kill or wound (a fellow soldier or superior officer) deliberately with an explosive device
Derived forms of fragfragging, noun
Word Origin for frag
C20: short for fragmentation grenade, as used in Vietnam
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