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Topic: SCHOOL

Sense: 1
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: fag end
Sense: 2
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: faggot
Sense: 3,4
Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from FLAG2

fag

noun
     
fag [countable]
1 British English informal a cigarette
2 American English taboo informal a very offensive word for a homosexual man. Do not use this word.
3

be a fag

British English informal to be a boring or difficult thing to do
4SES a young student in some British public schools who has to do jobs for an older student
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