fag Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “fag” in the English Dictionary

"fag" in British English

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uk   us   /fæɡ/

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 ​yourbed every ​morning.

fag noun (YOUNG BOY)

[C] UK old-fashioned (at some ​large British ​privateschools) a ​youngerboy who has to do ​jobs for an ​olderboy

fagverb [I]

uk   us   /fæɡ/ (-gg-) UK old-fashioned
If a ​youngerboy fags for an ​olderboy at a British ​privateschool, he does ​jobs for him.
(Definition of fag from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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