verb (used without object), stagged, stag·ging.
Origin of stag
Related Words for stagsolitary, lonely, sole, lone, singular, deserted, unattended, only, bull, festivity, function, pageant, jamboree, dance, fiesta, shindig, prom, bash, celebration, examine
Examples from the Web for stag
Contemporary Examples of stag
And there happens to be a rock with stag on top of it as a monument right outside of town.The Look of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’
March 7, 2014
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
October 24, 2012
In her anger she casts a spell upon him, changing him into a stag.Ovid’s Poem Metamorphosis Set With a Contemporary Twist
July 9, 2012
Historical Examples of stag
The stag is entirely the same with that of France, only he is a little larger.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
In one year of record his score was 154 red deer and 100 stag.Blood and Iron
John Hubert Greusel
But here a stream crossed the road, 175 and the stag plunged into the water.
He looked about him on every side, and wondered where the stag had gone.
So the Tsar took off his clothes, and into the water he plunged after the stag.
- 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