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.
Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a male homosexual.
Offensive. a contemptible or dislikable person.
(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”]
[fag-uh t] /ˈfæg ət/ noun 1. a bundle of sticks, twigs, or branches bound together and used as fuel, a fascine, a torch, etc. 2. a bundle; bunch. 3. a bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded, hammered, or rolled together at high temperature. 4. . verb (used with object) 5. to […]
[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 […]
[fag-ee] /ˈfæg i/ adjective, faggier, faggiest. Slang. 1. Extremely Disparaging and Offensive. of or resembling a male homosexual. 2. Offensive. effeminate. 3. Offensive. coyly affected. adjective Homosexual, esp in an overt way •Used only of males: who lives with his faggoty American friend (first form 1928+, second 1950s+)
[fah-jaw-law] /fɑˈdʒɔ lɔ/ noun, plural fagioli [fah-jaw-lee] /fɑˈdʒɔ li/ (Show IPA). Italian. 1. a kidney bean.