1. A knot or coarse part in cloth; a flaw. [Obs.]
Fag, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fagged p. pr. & vb. n. Fagging ]
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.
n 1: offensive terms for an openly homosexual man [syn: fagot,
faggot, fairy, nance, pansy, queen, queer, poof,
2: finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking [syn: cigarette,
cigaret, coffin nail, butt]
v 1: act as a servant for older boys, in British public schools
2: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework";
"Lexicographers drudge all day long" [syn: labor, labour,
toil, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil]
3: exhaust or tire through overuse or great strain or stress;
"We wore ourselves out on this hike" [syn: tire, wear
upon, tire out, wear, weary, jade, wear out, outwear,
wear down, fag out, fatigue] [ant: refresh]
[also: fagging, fagged]