Fag Fag, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fagged} (f[a^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fagging} (f[a^]g"g[i^]ng).] [Cf. LG. fakk wearied, weary, vaak slumber, drowsiness, OFries. fai, equiv. to f[=a]ch devoted to death, OS. f[=e]gi, OHG. feigi, G. feig, feige, cowardly, Icel. feigr fated to die, AS. f[=ae]ge, Scot. faik, to fail, stop, lower the price; or perh. the same word as E. flag to droop.] 1. To become weary; to tire. [1913 Webster]

Creighton withheld his force till the Italian began to fag. --G. Mackenzie. [1913 Webster]

2. To labor to wearness; to work hard; to drudge. [1913 Webster]

Read, fag, and subdue this chapter. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

3. To act as a fag, or perform menial services or drudgery, for another, as in some English schools. [1913 Webster]

{To fag out}, to become untwisted or frayed, as the end of a rope, or the edge of canvas. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • fagged — UK [fæɡd] / US or fagged out UK / US adjective British informal very tired • can t be fagged (to do something) used for saying that you do not have enough energy or interest to do something I was going to go to town today but I couldn t be fagged …   English dictionary

  • fagged — [fægd] adj BrE informal 1.) also fagged out [not before noun] extremely tired 2.) I can t be fagged spoken used to say that you are too tired or bored to do something = ↑I can t be bothered …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fagged — adj. 1. same as {burned out}, 1. Syn: burned out(prenominal), burnt out(prenominal), burned out(predicate), burnt out(predicate), exhausted, fatigued, played out(prenominal), played out(predicate), spent, washed out(prenominal), washed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fagged — [ fægd ] or ,fagged out adjective BRITISH INFORMAL very tired …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fagged — adjective BrE informal 1 also fagged out (not before noun) extremely tired: I was fagged out after the journey. 2 I can t be fagged used to say that you are too tired or bored to do something …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fagged — Synonyms and related words: all in, beat, beat up, beaten, bone weary, bushed, dead, dead and alive, dead tired, deadbeat, debilitated, dog tired, dog weary, done, done in, done up, drained, drooping, droopy, enervated, enfeebled, exhausted,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Fagged — If you are too lazy or tired to do something you could say I can t be fagged . It means you can t be Bothered …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • fagged — adjective drained of energy or effectiveness; extremely tired; completely exhausted the day s shopping left her exhausted he went to bed dog tired was fagged and sweaty the trembling of his played out limbs felt completely washed out only worn… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fagged — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Slang. Extremely tired. Used with out : bleary, dead, drained, exhausted, fatigued, rundown, spent, tired out, wearied, weariful, weary, worn down, worn out. Informal: beat, bushed, tuckered (out). Slang: done in …   English dictionary for students

  • fagged — adj. exhausted, extremely tired, drained of energy, weak (Slang) fæg n. tiring work; (Slang) homosexual (derogatory); cigarette (Slang); English student who has to serve another (British Slang) v. tire, become tired; work as a drudge; serve an… …   English contemporary dictionary

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