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Definition of "gag" []

  • Something forced into or put over the mouth to prevent speaking or crying out. (noun)
  • An obstacle to or a censoring of free speech. (noun)
  • A device placed in the mouth to keep it open, as in dentistry. (noun)
  • A practical joke. (noun)
  • A comic effect or remark. See Synonyms at joke. (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.

Use "gag" in a sentence
  • "Thus as the NDTV has rightly said - "Orissa cops have taken the term gag order to a new level altogether.""
  • "More Woody: The title gag goes as follows | FreakyTrigger"
  • "I was too young to realize that the title gag was about drugs, but I still thought it was hilarious."