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faggot

noun uk   /ˈfæɡ.ət/ us  

faggot noun (GAY MAN)

[C] mainly US slang ( informal fag) a gay man. This word is considered offensive when it is used by people who are not gay.

faggot noun (WOOD)

[C usually plural] ( US also fagot) old-fashioned sticks of wood, tied together and used as fuel for a fire

faggot noun (FOOD)

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