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Probably from fag end (remnant), from Middle English fagge

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Fag

Plural
Fags

Fag (plural Fags)
  1. (US, technical) In textile inspections, a rough or coarse defect in the woven fabric.
  2. (US, technical) A photovoltaic cell cell that is no longer in use.
  3. (British and AU, colloquial, dated in US and Canada) A cigarette.
  4. Patrono:UK The worst part or end of a thing.
    • 1788, William Perry ed., The Royal standard English dictionary‎[1]:
      Fag, s. the worst part or end of anything.</span>
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Probably alteration of flag (droop, tire)

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Fag

Plural
Fags

Fag (plural Fags)
  1. (British, colloquial) A chore; an arduous and tiresome task.
  2. (British, archaic, colloquial) Term used in UK public schools for a younger student acting as a servant for senior students.

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to Fag

Third person singular
fags

Simple past
fagged

Past participle
fagged

Present participle
fagging

to Fag (third-person singular simple present fags, present participle fagging, simple past and past participle fagged)
  1. (transitive, colloquial, used mainly in passive form) To make exhausted, tired out.
  2. (intransitive, colloquial) To droop; to tire.
  3. (British, archaic, colloquial) For a younger student to act as a servant for senior students in UK public schools.

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From faggot

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Fag

Plural
Fags

Fag (plural Fags)
  1. (colloquial, vulgar, derogatory) A male homosexual.
    • 1926, American Neurological Association, New York Neurological Association et al, Journal of nervous and mental disease, vol. 94, page 467: 
      In schizophrenics, however, the homosexual outlet is sooner or later ... ideas that strangers call them "cs," "fairy," "woman," "fag," " fruit," etc.). ...</span>
    • 2008, Paul Ryan Brewer, Value war: public opinion and the politics of gay rights[2], ISBN 0742562115, 9780742562110, page 60:
      ... what appeared to be overt appeals to anti-gay sentiment. When House Majority Whip Dick Armey referred to fellow Congressman Barney Frank as "Barney Fag" in 1995, he suffered a barage of negative publicity that prompted him to explain his choice of words as a slip of the tongue.</span>
  2. (US, colloquial, vulgar, pejorative) An annoying person.
    Why did you do that, you fag?
  3. (colloquial, vulgar, derogatory) A homosexual person
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When used in North America to describe a male homosexual, fag is a very offensive and vulgar term, but not as offensive and vulgar as faggot. However, the term may be used in a good-natured manner among homosexual men themselves.

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From German Fach (compartment, drawer, subject), from Old High German fah (wall).

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Fag n. (singular definite Faget, plural indefinite Fag)

  1. subject
  2. trade, craft, profession
  3. bay

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Fag n.

  1. subject (particular area of study)


This Icelandic entry was created from the translations listed at subject. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see Fag in the Icelandic Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) March 2010


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Fag

  1. subject (school)

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Fag m.

  1. phage

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Latin fagus

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Fag m. (plural fagi)

  1. beech (tree of Fagus family)

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