WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
fag1 /fæg/USA pronunciation   n. 
  1. Slang Termsa cigarette.
  2. Slang Terms(disparaging and offensive). a male homosexual.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
fag1  (fag),USA pronunciation v.,  fagged, fag•ging, n. 
  1. to tire or weary by labor;
    exhaust (often fol. by out):The long climb fagged us out.
  2. British Termsto require (a younger public-school pupil) to do menial chores.
  3. Nautical, Naval Termsto fray or unlay the end of (a rope).

  1. British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]to work until wearied;
    work hard:to fag away at French.
  2. British Termsto do menial chores for an older public-school pupil.

  1. Slang Termsa cigarette.
  2. Textilesa fag end, as of cloth.
  3. Textilesa rough or defective spot in a woven fabric;
  4. British Terms[Chiefly Brit.]drudgery;
  5. British Termsa younger pupil in a British public school required to perform certain menial tasks for, and submit to the hazing of, an older pupil.
  6. a drudge.
  • 1425–75; late Middle English fagge broken thread in cloth, loose end (of obscure origin, originally); sense development apparently: drooping end to droop, tire to make weary drudgery, drudge (compare relationship of flag1 to flag3); (def. 6) a shortening of fag end (a butt, hence a cigarette)

fag2  (fag),USA pronunciation 
  • Slang Termsn. Slang (disparaging and offensive). faggot2.
  • faggish, adj. 
    • by shortening 1920–25, American.

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    fag /fæɡ/ n
    1. informal a boring or wearisome task
    2. Brit (esp formerly) a young public school boy who performs menial chores for an older boy or prefect
    vb (fags, fagging, fagged)
    1. when tr, often followed by out: informal to become or cause to become exhausted by hard toil or work
    2. (usually intr) Brit to do or cause to do menial chores in a public school
    Etymology: 18th Century: of obscure origin
    fag /fæɡ/ n
    1. Brit
      a slang word for cigarette
    Etymology: 16th Century (in the sense: something hanging loose, flap): of obscure origin
    fag /fæɡ/ n
    1. slang chiefly US Canadian
      short for faggot2

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