an adult male deer.
the male of various other animals.
a man who attends a social gathering unaccompanied by a woman.
Informal. stag party.
a swine or bull castrated after maturation of the sex organs.
British. a speculator who buys securities of a new issue in the hope of selling them quickly at a higher price.
verb (used without object), stagged, stagging.
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.
the adult male of a deer, esp a red deer
a man unaccompanied by a woman at a social gathering
(stock exchange, Brit)
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
In addition to the idiom beginning with stag
noun, plural staggies. Scot. 1. a colt.
noun 1. a piece of a stag’s antler, especially when used to form objects, decorations, or the like. 2. sea staghorn. adjective 3. made of or decorated with staghorn: a knife with a staghorn handle.
- Stag-horn calculus
stag-horn calculus n. A renal calculus that branches into the infundibula and calices. Also called coral calculus, dendritic calculus.
noun 1. any of several epiphytic Old World ferns of the genus Platycerium, having broad, often antlerlike leaves and cultivated as a houseplant. staghorn fern /ˈstæɡˌhɔːn/ noun 1. any of various tropical and subtropical ferns of the genus Platycerium with fronds resembling antlers