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aggie1

[ag-ee] /ˈæg i/
noun
1.
agate (def 2).
Origin of aggie1
1875-1880
1875-80

aggie2

[ag-ee] /ˈæg i/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter) Informal.
1.
an agriculture college.
2.
a student at an agricultural college.
Origin
1900-05, Americanism; ag(ricultural) + -ie

Aggie

[ag-ee] /ˈæg i/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Agatha or Agnes.
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  • aggie had baked an angel cake and I had brought over a jar of cookies.

  • In such directions, aggie was the leader, an eager, joyous one always.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Had Jimmy been half his age, aggie would have felt sure that she saw him make a face at her friend for answer.

    Baby Mine Margaret Mayo
  • "Why, he copped the copper's kale," aggie translated, glibly.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • Tish then advanced in the direction of the voices and said: "aggie, are you all right?"

    More Tish Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "But I can't see——" aggie began to argue with the petulance of a spoiled child.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
Word Origin and History for aggie
n.

"college student studying agriculture," by 1880, American English college slang, from agriculture + -ie.

type of toy marble, by 1905, American English, colloquial shortening of agate (q.v.).

Excited groups gather about rude circles scratched in the mud, and there is talk of "pureys," and "reals," and "aggies," and "commies," and "fen dubs!" There is a rich click about the bulging pockets of the boys, and every so often in school time something drops on the floor and rolls noisily across the room. When Miss Daniels asks: "Who did that?" the boys all look so astonished. Who did what pray tell? ["McClure's Magazine," May 1905]

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Slang definitions & phrases for aggie

aggie

modifier

Agricultural: We visited the dairy bar at the aggie school

noun

  1. An agricultural college, school, or university
  2. A student at an agricultural school
  3. An agate or imitation marble
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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