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Definition of "stag" [stag]

  • The adult male of various deer, especially the red deer. (noun)
  • An animal, especially a pig, castrated after reaching sexual maturity. (noun)
  • A person who attends a social gathering unaccompanied by a partner, especially a man who is unaccompanied by a woman. (noun)
  • A social gathering for men only. (noun)
  • Of or for men only: a stag party. (adjective)

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 "stag" in a sentence
  • "As the word a stag is the name of a single complex idea; but the word stags by a change of termination adds to this"
  • "Some of the chapters in that section involve game theory, and one of them covers the game known as the stag hunt."
  • "The huntsman brings in older, experienced hounds, called "tufters," to separate the stag from the herd."