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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
fag•got2 /ˈfægət/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]

    Slang Terms[Slang](disparaging and offensive). a male homosexual.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2015
fag•got1  (fagət), 
n. [Brit.]

    British Termsfagot.

fag•got2  (fagət), 
n. 

    Slang Terms[Slang](disparaging and offensive). a male homosexual.
Etymology:
  • compare faggot a contemptuous term for a woman (from ca. 1590), perh. the same word as fagot 1910–15, American.
faggot•y, faggot•ty, adj. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

faggot, esp US fagot /ˈfæɡət/ n
  1. a bundle of sticks or twigs, esp when bound together and used as fuel
  2. a bundle of iron bars, esp a box formed by four pieces of wrought iron and filled with scrap to be forged into wrought iron
  3. a ball of chopped meat, usually pork liver, bound with herbs and bread and eaten fried
vb (transitive)
  1. to collect into a bundle or bundles
  2. to do faggoting on (a garment, piece of cloth, etc)
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French, perhaps from Greek phakelos bundle
faggot /ˈfæɡət/ n
  1. slang chiefly US Canadian a male homosexual
Etymology: 20th Century: special use of faggot1



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