verb (used with object), fagged, fagging.
to tire or weary by labor; exhaust (often followed by out):
The long climb fagged us out.
British. to require (a younger public-school pupil) to do menial chores.
Nautical. to fray or unlay the end of (a rope).
verb (used without object), fagged, fagging.
Chiefly British. to work until wearied; work hard:
to fag away at French.
British Informal. to do menial chores for an older public-school pupil.
Slang. a cigarette.
a , as of cloth.
a rough or defective spot in a woven fabric; blemish; flaw.
Chiefly British. drudgery; toil.
British Informal. a younger pupil in a British public school required to perform certain menial tasks for, and submit to the hazing of, an older pupil.
(informal) a boring or wearisome task: it’s a fag having to walk all that way
(Brit) (esp formerly) a young public school boy who performs menial chores for an older boy or prefect
verb fags, fagging, fagged
(informal) when tr, often foll by out. to become or cause to become exhausted by hard toil or work
(usually intransitive) (Brit) to do or cause to do menial chores in a public school: Brown fags for Lee
(Brit) a slang word for cigarette
a fag end, as of cloth
(slang, mainly US & Canadian) short for faggot2
“to droop, decline, tire,” 1520s, apparently an alteration of flag (v.) in its sense of “droop.” Transitive sense of “to make (someone or something) fatigued” is first attested 1826. Related: Fagged; fagging.
British slang for “cigarette” (originally, especially, the butt of a smoked cigarette), 1888, probably from fag-end “extreme end, loose piece” (1610s), from fag “loose piece” (late 15c.), which is perhaps related to fag (v.).
: frenetic hot-rhythm dancing, the cheap fag jokes/ like a fag party
(also fagout) To fatigue; exhaust •The sense ”to study hard, go without sleep,” is attested in Cambridge University slang by 1803: This sort of work fags me quickly (1930+)
[origin unknown; the ”homosexual” sense may be connected with the British term fag, ”the boy servant, and inferentially the catamite, of a public-school upperclassman”; perhaps influenced by Yiddish faygele, ”homosexual,” literally ”bird, little bird”]
- Fagged out
adjective phrase Exhausted; beat, pooped (1833+)
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[fag-uh t] /ˈfæg ət/ Usage alert The terms faggot and fag are both used with disparaging intent and are perceived as highly insulting. However, faggot (but not fag) is sometimes used within the gay community as a positive term of self-reference. noun, Slang. 1. Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to […]