Origin of stag

1150–1200; Middle English stagge; akin to Old Norse steggi, steggr male bird (> E (north dial.) steg gander), Icelandic steggur male fox, tomcat

OTHER WORDS FROM stag

stag·like, adjective
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Examples from the Web for stagged

  • The tight driver's shoe and "stagged" trousers had not then come into use.

    The Riverman|Stewart Edward White
  • He clambered laboriously from the shallows, the water draining from the bottom of his "stagged" trousers.

    The Rules of the Game|Stewart Edward White

British Dictionary definitions for stagged

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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Idioms and Phrases with stagged

stag

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