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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cigarette, cigaret, coffin nail, butt, fagverb

    finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking

  2. fagverb

    act as a servant for older boys, in British public schools

  3. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moilverb

    work hard

    "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

  4. tire, wear upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear, wear down, fag out, fag, fatigueverb

    exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress

    "We wore ourselves out on this hike"


  1. Fagnoun

    A fag end in a cloth.

  2. Fagnoun

    A drudge.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To FAGverb

    To grow weary; to faint with weariness.

    Etymology: fatigo, Latin.

    Creighton witheld his force ’till the Italian begun to fag, and then brought him to the ground. George Mackenzie, Lives.


  1. fag

    A term "fag" generally carries different meanings depending on the context and region in which it is used. In British slang, a "fag" refers to a cigarette. In older British English, it was often used to refer to a tedious or unpleasant task. In North American English, it has been used as a derogatory term for a homosexual man. It is important to note that the latter usage is considered offensive and disrespectful. Always consider context and cultural sensitivity when using language.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fagnoun

    a knot or coarse part in cloth

  2. Fagverb

    to become weary; to tire

  3. Fagverb

    to labor to wearness; to work hard; to drudge

  4. Fagverb

    to act as a fag, or perform menial services or drudgery, for another, as in some English schools

  5. Fagverb

    to tire by labor; to exhaust; as, he was almost fagged out

  6. Fagverb

    anything that fatigues

  7. Etymology: [Cf. LG. fakk wearied, weary, vaak slumber, drowsiness, OFries. fai, equiv. to fch devoted to death, OS. fgi, OHG. feigi, G. feig, feige, cowardly, Icel. feigr fated to die, AS. fge, Scot. faik, to fail, stop, lower the price; or perh. the same word as E. flag to droop.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fag

    fag, v.i. to become weary or tired out: to work hard: to be a fag.—v.t. to weary: to use as a fag:—pr.p. fag′ging; pa.p. fagged.—n. at Eton, Winchester, &c., a schoolboy forced to do menial offices for one older, who in turn protects him: a tiresome piece of work: drudgery.—ns. Fag′gery, drudgery: fagging; Fag′ging, laborious drudgery: a usage in virtue of which senior boys are authorised to exact a variety of services from the junior boys.—To fag out, to field, as a fag, in cricket. [Ety. dub.; perh. a corr. of flag, to droop, which see.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. fagnoun

    Derogatory term for a homosexual man, short for faggot. ...and I thought it was a gag, when I thought it was a girl, it was nothing but a fag -- Schoolly D (Saturday night).

  2. fagnoun

    Cigarette, in England. A "faggot" is a bundle of sticks, therefore also a small bunch of tobacco leaves and stems wraped in a paper bundle.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Fag

    Slang for a cigarette, derived from the fag end--i.e. fatigued or spent end--of a cigar. Also a small boy who acts as a drudge in the service of another at a public school, so called from the Anglo-Saxon fæge, weak, timid.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fag in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fag in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of fag in a Sentence

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    The share price of Jindal Saw Ltd is likely to reach Rs.83-81 today and that of ONGC is likely to touch Rs.152-150, but the market likely to tumble in the fag end.

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. sesquipedalian
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    • C. motile
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