Definitions for: Fag


[n] finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
[n] offensive terms for an openly homosexual man
[v] exhaust or tire though overuse or great strain or stress; "We wore ourselves out on this hike"
[v] work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
[v] act as a fag for older boys, in British public schools



Webster (1913) Definition: Fagn.
A knot or coarse part in cloth. [Obs.]


Fag, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fagged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Fagging.] [Cf. LG. fakk wearied, weary, vaak slumber,
drowsiness, OFries. fai, equiv. to f[=a]ch devoted to death,
OS. f?gi, OHG. feigi, G. feig, feige, cowardly, Icel. feigr
fated to die, AS. f?ge, Scot. faik, to fail, stop, lower the
price; or perh. the same word as E. flag to droop.]
1. To become weary; to tire.

Creighton withheld his force till the Italian began
to fag. --G.
Mackenzie.

2. To labor to wearness; to work hard; to drudge.

Read, fag, and subdue this chapter. --Coleridge.

3. To act as a fag, or perform menial services or drudgery,
for another, as in some English schools.

To fag out, to become untwisted or frayed, as the end of a
rope, or the edge of canvas.


Fag, v. t.
1. To tire by labor; to exhaust; as, he was almost fagged
out.

2. Anything that fatigues. [R.]

It is such a fag, I came back tired to death. --Miss
Austen.

Brain fag. (Med.) See Cerebropathy.

Synonyms: butt, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail, dig, drudge, fag out, faggot, fagot, fairy, fatigue, grind, jade, labor, labour, moil, nance, outwear, pansy, poof, poove, pouf, queen, queer, tire, tire out, toil, travail, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary

Antonyms: freshen, refresh, refreshen

See Also: assist, attend, attend to, beat, cigarette butt, cubeb, cubeb cigarette, do work, exhaust, filter-tipped cigarette, gay man, indispose, joint, marijuana cigarette, overfatigue, overtire, overweary, pall, reefer, roll of tobacco, serve, shirtlifter, smoke, spliff, stick, tucker, tucker out, wait on, wash up, work

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