Aggie



(def 2).
an agriculture college.
a student at an agricultural college.
a female given name, form of or .
Contemporary Examples

The book centers around five major players—Robles, Howard Brodie, aggie Kenny, Richard Tomilson and, of course, Williams.
O.J., Martha, Jagger, and Manson: Capturing Celebrities in the Dock Justin Jones May 28, 2014

If they did, it would be the first signs of intelligent life from the underachieving aggie.
So What If Perry Tipped the Press? Paul Begala November 3, 2011

His tiny Texas aggie brain froze when he tried to repeat his talking point about the three federal agencies he would close.
Paul Begala: GOP Candidates Show Willful Blindness About Country’s Mood Paul Begala November 9, 2011

Try to picture the governor twirling a towel at an aggie game.
Turning Spotlight on Mitt Romney Siblings Could Help Humanize GOP Nominee Michelle Cottle May 29, 2012

Historical Examples

aggie had baked an angel cake and I had brought over a jar of cookies.
Tish, The Chronicle of Her Escapades and Excursions Mary Roberts Rinehart

In such directions, aggie was the leader, an eager, joyous one always.
Within the Law Marvin Dana

Had Jimmy been half his age, aggie would have felt sure that she saw him make a face at her friend for answer.
Baby Mine Margaret Mayo

“Why, he copped the copper’s kale,” aggie translated, glibly.
Within the Law Marvin Dana

Tish then advanced in the direction of the voices and said: “aggie, are you all right?”
More Tish Mary Roberts Rinehart

“But I can’t see——” aggie began to argue with the petulance of a spoiled child.
Within the Law Marvin Dana

n.

“college student studying agriculture,” by 1880, American English college slang, from agriculture + -ie.

type of toy marble, by 1905, American English, colloquial shortening of agate (q.v.).

Excited groups gather about rude circles scratched in the mud, and there is talk of “pureys,” and “reals,” and “aggies,” and “commies,” and “fen dubs!” There is a rich click about the bulging pockets of the boys, and every so often in school time something drops on the floor and rolls noisily across the room. When Miss Daniels asks: “Who did that?” the boys all look so astonished. Who did what pray tell? [“McClure’s Magazine,” May 1905]

modifier

Agricultural: We visited the dairy bar at the aggie school

noun

An agricultural college, school, or university
A student at an agricultural school
An agate or imitation marble

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