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aggie1

[ag-ee] /ˈæg i/
noun
1.
agate (def 2).
Origin
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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Word Origin and History for aggies

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]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for aggies

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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