verb (used without object), stagged, stag·ging.
- staffordshire bull terrier,
- staffordshire terrier,
- stag beetle,
- stag line,
- stag movie,
- stag night,
- stag party
Origin of stag
Examples from the Web for stag
And there happens to be a rock with stag on top of it as a monument right outside of town.
When "Paula" stalled at Stag, Salinger must have been relieved.
Salinger retooled it, retitled it "Paula," and sold it to Stag, a middlebrow publication for men.
“President Zal ul-Haq refused me entry to his entourage, saying it was a stag party,” Mustafa told the audience.Portraits Of Courage: Female Journalists Honored At International Women’s Media Foundation Awards|Katie Baker|October 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In her anger she casts a spell upon him, changing him into a stag.Ovid’s Poem Metamorphosis Set With a Contemporary Twist|Celeste Neill|July 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Instead, he merely breaks its hind legs, so that the stag cannot run away.The Wonders of the Jungle, Book Two|Prince Sarath Ghosh
I released my hold of the stag, who turned upon the new enemy.
On this they uncovered their heads upon the sea shore and admired the stag, for he was indeed a splendid fellow.The Odyssey|Homer
At the second year they seek the female, and, like the stag, are fond of variety.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VI (of 10)|Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
So the lad broke off the horns, and the snake swallowed the stag.Filipino Popular Tales|Dean S. Fansler
- a speculator who applies for shares in a new issue in anticipation of a rise in price when trading commences in order to make a quick profit on resale
- (as modifier)stag operations
Word Origin for stag
late 12c., probably from Old English *stagga "stag," from Proto-Germanic *stag- (see sting). The Old Norse equivalent was used of male foxes, tomcats and dragons and the Germanic root word perhaps originally meant "male animal in its prime." Meaning "pertaining to or composed of males only" (stag party) is American English slang from 1848. Stag film "pornographic movie" is attested from 1968.
In addition to the idiom beginning with stag
- stage fright
- stage whisper
- stag party
- go stag