an adult male deer.
a man who attends a social gathering unaccompanied by a woman.
Informal. stag party.
a domesticated boar or bull castrated after maturation of the sexual organs.
British. a speculator who buys securities of a new issue in the hope of selling them quickly at a higher price.
Informal. (of a man) to attend a social function without a female companion.
of or for men only: a stag dinner.
intended for male audiences and usually pornographic in content: a stag show.
without a companion or date: to go stag to a dance.
- staglike, adjective
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How to use stag in a sentence
The children began to look for the antlers of the full-grown stags in early winter.
Can you think why the females and the young males of the reindeer herd could drive the old stags away during the winter?
When the old stags shed their antlers, he saw the men dance the reindeer dance.
In early winter, he heard them tell stories of dangerous encounters with ugly stags.
The stags of the forest do not pasture in herds, hence they find a sufficiency in the woods.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
British Dictionary definitions for stag
the adult male of a deer, esp a red deer
a man unaccompanied by a woman at a social gathering
stock exchange, British
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
(modifier) (of a social gathering) attended by men only
(modifier) pornographic in content: a stag show
without a female escort
stock exchange to apply for (shares in a new issue) with the intention of selling them for a quick profit when trading commences
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Other Idioms and Phrases with stag
In addition to the idiom beginning with stag
- stage fright
- stage whisper
- stag party
- go stag
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