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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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  • 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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stag line

noun phrase

The group of unescorting males at a dance, thought of as a line beside the floor, studying the women as possible dance partners (1934+)

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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