stag line

  1. the men at a social gathering who are not accompanied by a date or dancing partner.

Origin of stag line

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20

Words Nearby stag line Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use stag line in a sentence

  • "And they'll work up a stag line with him for to-morrow night," said Minga.

    Under the Law | Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • The first wedded kiss, and the stag-line demanding its similar perquisite.

    The Great Potlatch Riots | Allen Kim Lang
  • She came to the stag line, ignoring a sequence of invitations, and asked him to dance.

    Gladiator | Philip Wylie
  • Half unconsciously he took a step out from the stag line in her direction, and hesitated.

    Flappers and Philosophers | F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Take your place in the stag line and don't, under any circumstances, allow anyone to induce you to cut in on any of the dancers.

    Perfect Behavior | Donald Ogden Stewart