verb (used without object), stagged, stag·ging.
Origin of stag
Related Words for staggingexamine, discover, snoop, scrutinize, case, sleuth, notice, glimpse, scout, trail, watch, spot, search, meddle, tail, observe, reconnoiter, shadow, pry, peep
Examples from the Web for stagging
Historical Examples of stagging
Charlie had been stagging with her for the last two months, and knocked her all to pieces.Phineas Redux
A horse ought in my opinion to be quite seven years old, to take his turn regularly once a week stagging.
- 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