Definition of "fag" []

  • A student at a British public school who is required to perform menial tasks for a student in a higher class. (noun)
  • A drudge. (noun)
  • Chiefly British Fatiguing or tedious work; drudgery. (noun)
  • To work to exhaustion; toil. (verb-intransitive)
  • To function as the servant of another student in a British public school. (verb-intransitive)
  • A boring or wearisome task (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (esp formerly) a young public school boy who performs menial chores for an older boy or prefect (noun)
  • To become or cause to become exhausted by hard toil or work (verb)
  • To do or cause to do menial chores in a public school (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "fag" in a sentence
  • "_fag_ is not to be found in Dr. Johnson's Dictionary; but the verb to fag is there a verb neuter, from fatigo, Latin, and is there explained to mean, "to grow weary, to faint with weariness.""
  • "Come what may, after this altercation, it's probably a good bet that Brett Ratner will never, ever use the term "fag" in public discourse ever."
  • "Making the term "fag" and other gay slurs no longer acceptable as generic insult language is a positive development, but there is much to be undone in the slow process to eradicate such popularized slang."