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English definition of “stag”

stag

noun [C] uk   /stæɡ/ us  

stag noun [C] (ANIMAL)

(plural stags or stag) an adult male deerNames for the male and female of animalsDeer and antelope

stag noun [C] (PERSON)

(plural stags) UK a person who buys shares in a company that is being sold to the public with the intention of selling them immediately for profitFinancial investments and the stock market
Idioms

stag

verb [I or T] uk   /stæɡ/ (-gg-) UK us  
to buy shares in a company that is being sold to the public with the intention of selling them immediately for profitFinancial investments and the stock market
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