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n. & v.
Variant of fagot.
n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a gay man.
[Perhaps from faggot, variant of fagot, bundle, lump, old woman.]
1. a bundle of sticks or twigs, esp when bound together and used as fuel
2. (Metallurgy) a bundle of iron bars, esp a box formed by four pieces of wrought iron and filled with scrap to be forged into wrought iron
3. (Cookery) a ball of chopped meat, usually pork liver, bound with herbs and bread and eaten fried
4. a bundle of anything
5. to collect into a bundle or bundles
6. (Knitting & Sewing) needlework to do faggoting on (a garment, piece of cloth, etc)
[C14: from Old French, perhaps from Greek phakelos bundle]
offensive slang chiefly US and Canadian a male homosexual. Often shortened to: fag
[C20: special use of faggot1]
n., v.t. Brit.
usage: This term is usually used with disparaging intent and perceived as insulting. However, it is also used by homosexuals as a positive term of self-reference.—n.
Slang: Usually Disparaging and Offensive. (a term used to refer to a male homosexual.)
[1910–15; of uncertain origin]
Faggota bundle or bunch of anything; also a bundle of material, esp. wood, used for fuel. See also fascine.
Examples: faggot of compliments, 1742; of herbs, 1741; of iron or steel rods, 1640; of reeds, 1489; of rushes, 1545; of selections, 1854; of sticks; of thorns, 1398; of twigs; of utter improbabilities, 1782.
Past participle: faggoted
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|Noun||1.||faggot - offensive term for an openly homosexual man|
|2.||faggot - a bundle of sticks and branches bound together|
|Verb||1.||faggot - ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch; "He fagotted the blouse for his wife"|
|2.||faggot - fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them|
metallurgy - the science and technology of metals
|3.||faggot - bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot; "faggot up the sticks"|