noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Fagin, character in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist (1839) Date: 1847 an adult who instructs others (as children) in crime

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  • Fagin — dans sa cellule, attendant d être pendu, par George Cruikshank Fagin est un personnage de l œuvre de Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist. Il est le chef d un groupe d enfants auxquels il apprend à se livrer au vol à la tire et à d autres activités… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Fagin — steht für: einen schwach giftigen Inhaltsstoff in Bucheckern, siehe Trimethylamin Joe Fagin (* 1940), britischer Popsänger Ronald Fagin (* 1945), amerikanischer Informatiker Fagin (Charles Dickens), einen fiktiven Charakter in Charles Dickens… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Fagīn — Fagīn, indifferenter, unkrystallisirbarer, bitter schmeckender, aus den Bucheckern dargestellter, deren schädliche Wirkung bedingender Extractivstoff. Für sich ist es nicht destillirbar, mit Alkohol u. Wasserdämpfen soll es., überdestilliren;… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fagīn — Fagīn, s. Buche …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Fagin — Fagin, der Extractivstoff aus den Bucheckern …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Fagin — [fā′gən] n. [after the character in Dickens Oliver Twist] [sometimes f ] an adult who induces young people to engage in criminal activity …   English World dictionary

  • Fagin — Infobox character colour = Brown name = Fagin caption = An etching by George Cruikshank titled Fagin in the condemned Cell , November 1838. first = Oliver Twist last = cause = nickname = alias = species = gender = Male age = probably over 60… …   Wikipedia

  • Fagin — /fay gin/, n. 1. (in Dickens Oliver Twist) a villainous old man who trains and uses young boys as thieves. 2. Also, fagin. a person who teaches crime to others. * * * …   Universalium

  • Fagin — Fa|gin a character in the book ↑Oliver Twist by Charles ↑Dickens. Fagin is the leader of a group of young thieves, who collects and then sells the objects that they have stolen …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Fagin — noun a villainous Jew in a novel by Charles Dickens Fagin was a fence who trained boys as pickpockets • Instance Hypernyms: ↑fictional character, ↑fictitious character, ↑character …   Useful english dictionary

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