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fagot

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fag·ot also fag·got  (făg′ət)
n.
1. A bundle of twigs, sticks, or branches bound together.
2. A bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded or hammered into bars.
tr.v. fag·ot·ed also fag·got·ed, fag·ot·ing also fag·got·ing, fag·ots also fag·gots
1. To bind into a fagot; bundle.
2. To decorate with fagoting.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Old Provençal, possibly from Vulgar Latin *facus, from Greek phakelos, bundle.]

fag•ot (ˈfæg ət)

n.
1. a bundle of sticks, twigs, or branches bound together and used as fuel, a fascine, a torch, etc.
2. a bundle; bunch.
3. a bundle of pieces of iron or steel to be welded, hammered, or rolled together at high temperature.
v.t.
4. to bind or make into a fagot.
5. to ornament with fagoting.
Also, Brit., faggot.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French; of obscure orig.]
fag′ot•er, n.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Noun1.fagot - offensive term for an openly homosexual manfagot - offensive term for an openly homosexual man
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
gay man, shirtlifter - a homosexual man
2.fagot - a bundle of sticks and branches bound togetherfagot - a bundle of sticks and branches bound together
sheaf, bundle - a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing
Verb1.fagot - ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch; "He fagotted the blouse for his wife"
broider, embroider - decorate with needlework
2.fagot - fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them
metallurgy - the science and technology of metals
tie down, tie up, truss, bind - secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
3.fagot - bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot; "faggot up the sticks"
tie down, tie up, truss, bind - secure with or as if with ropes; "tie down the prisoners"; "tie up the old newspapers and bring them to the recycling shed"
Translations
fagot
n (esp US sl: = homosexual) → Schwule(r) m (inf)


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