I. verb (fagged; fagging) Etymology: perhaps from obsolete fag to droop, from fag fag end Date: 1772 intransitive verb to work hard ; toil transitive verb to tire by strenuous activity ; exhaust <
fagged by the strenuous climb
Synonyms: see tire II. noun Date: 1780 1. chiefly British toil, drudgery 2. drudge 1 III. noun Etymology: probably short for faggot Date: 1785 an English public-school boy who acts as servant to an older schoolmate IV. intransitive verb Date: 1806 to serve as a fag especially in an English public school <
fagging for older boys during his first year
V. noun Etymology: fag end Date: circa 1888 cigarette VI. noun Date: 1921 usually disparaging faggotfaggy adjective, usually disparaging

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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