Other definitions for lagger (2 of 2)

[ lag-er ]

nounChiefly British Slang.
  1. a convict or ex-convict.

Origin of lagger

First recorded in 1810–20; lag2 + -er1

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How to use lagger in a sentence

  • Major Lyon turned over and went to sleep again, satisfied that Buck lagger would begin operations in the morning.

    In The Saddle | Oliver Optic
  • This officer is Buck lagger; and I know that he will be glad to get the command of the company, even for a short time.

    In The Saddle | Oliver Optic
  • Buck lagger led the compact portion of his command, who were armed with axes as well as muskets.

    In The Saddle | Oliver Optic
  • Buck lagger lay dead upon the ground, with not less than a dozen others, while half the rest of them were wounded.

    In The Saddle | Oliver Optic
  • “Quick,” growled Pete fiercely; and he gave the lagger a sharp thrust with his elbow.

    Nic Revel | George Manville Fenn