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fag

noun uk   /fæɡ/ us  

fag noun (CIGARETTE)

[C] UK slang a cigarette: a packet of fags She's gone outside for a quick fag. There were fag ends all over the floor.

fag noun (GAY MAN)

[C] US slang an offensive word for a gay man

fag noun (TROUBLE)

be a fag mainly UK informal to be boring and tiring to do: It's such a fag to have to make your bed every morning.

fag noun (YOUNG BOY)

[C] UK old-fashioned (at some large British private schools) a younger boy who has to do jobs for an older boy

fag

verb [I] uk   /fæɡ/ (-gg-) UK old-fashioned us  
If a younger boy fags for an older boy at a British private school, he does jobs for him.
Translations of “fag”
in Korean 담배…
in Arabic سيجارة…
in French corvée, cigarette…
in Turkish sigara…
in Italian cicca…
in Chinese (Traditional) 香煙…
in Russian сигарета…
in Polish fajka…
in Spanish faena, lata, pitillo…
in Portuguese cigarro…
in German die Schinderei, der Glimmstengel…
in Catalan cigarreta…
in Japanese タバコ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 香烟…
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