stag line

the men at a social gathering who are not accompanied by a date or dancing partner.

1915–20, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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stag line definition

  1. n.
    a line of dateless men at a dance. : The guys in the stag line looked so forlorn. She suddenly wanted to do something to make them all happy.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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At every dance there was a stag line, boys without dates, and it was accepted practice to let stags cut in.
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