Fragging



[frag] /fræg/ U.S. Army and Marine Corps Slang.

verb (used with object), fragged, fragging.
1.
to kill, wound, or assault (especially an unpopular or overzealous superior) with a .
noun
2.
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/fræɡ/
verb frags, fragging, fragged
1.
(transitive) (US, military, slang) to kill or wound (a fellow soldier or superior officer) deliberately with an explosive device
v.

by 1970, U.S. military slang, from slang noun shortening of fragmentation grenade (1918). Related: Fragged; fragging.

Fragging is a macabre ritual of Vietnam in which American enlisted men attempt to murder their superiors. The word comes from the nickname for hand grenades, a weapon popular with enlisted men because the evidence is destroyed with the consummation of the crime. [“Saturday Review,” Jan. 8, 1972]

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