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Origin of stag

First recorded in 1150–1200; Middle English stagge; akin to Old Norse steggi, steggr “male bird” (giving rise to northern English dialect steg “gander”), Icelandic steggur “male fox, tomcat”

OTHER WORDS FROM stag

staglike, adjective
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How to use stag in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for stag

stag
/ (stæɡ) /

noun
adverb
without a female escort
verb (tr)
stock exchange to apply for (shares in a new issue) with the intention of selling them for a quick profit when trading commences

Word Origin for stag

Old English stagga (unattested); related to Old Norse steggr male bird
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Other Idioms and Phrases with stag

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