faggish

fag

2 [fag]
noun Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.

Origin:
1920–25, Americanism; by shortening

faggish, adjective
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fag1 (fæɡ)
 
n
1.  informal a boring or wearisome task: it's a fag having to walk all that way
2.  (Brit) (esp formerly) a young public school boy who performs menial chores for an older boy or prefect
 
vb (when tr, often foll by out) , fags, fagging, fagged
3.  informal to become or cause to become exhausted by hard toil or work
4.  (Brit) (usually intr) to do or cause to do menial chores in a public school: Brown fags for Lee
 
[C18: of obscure origin]

fag2 (fæɡ)
 
n
1.  (Brit) a slang word for cigarette
2.  a fag end, as of cloth
 
[C16 (in the sense: something hanging loose, flap): of obscure origin]

fag3 (fæɡ)
 
n
slang chiefly (US), (Canadian) short for faggot

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Word Origin & History

fag
"to droop, decline, tire," 1520s, apparently an alteration of flag in its verbal sense of "droop." Trans. sense of "to make (someone or something) fatigued" is first attested 1826. Related: Fagged.

fag
British slang for "cigarette" (originally, especially, the butt of a smoked cigarette), 1888, probably from fag-end "extreme end, loose piece" (1613), from fag "loose piece" (1486), perhaps related to fag (v.).
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fag definition

[fæg]
  1. n.
    a cigarette. : Hey, pal, gimme a fag.
  2. n.
    and faggot. a homosexual. (Derogatory.) : Who's the fag with the fancy hat? , Who're you calling a faggot?
  3. n.
    a repellent male. (Rude and derogatory.) : You creepy fag. Stop it!
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