fag-end

fag end

noun
1.
the last part or very end of something: the fag end of a rope.
2.
the unfinished end of a piece of cloth; remnant.

Origin:
1605–15

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fag end
 
n
1.  the last and worst part, esp when it is of little use
2.  informal (Brit) the stub of a cigarette
 
[C17: see fag²]

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