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fag end

n.
1. The frayed end of a length of cloth or rope.
2.
a. An inferior or worn-out remnant.
b. The last part: "the fag end of this crisis-ridden century" (Wallace Irwin, Jr.).

[Middle English fagge, fag, broken thread in cloth, something that hangs loose.]
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fag end

n
1. the last and worst part, esp when it is of little use
2. informal Brit the stub of a cigarette
[C17: see fag2]
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fag′ end′


n.
1. the last part or very end of something: the fag end of a rope.
2. the unfinished end of a piece of cloth.
3. a remnant or scrap, esp. of cloth at the end of a bolt.
[1605–15; >Middle English fagge flap]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fag end - the time of the last part of something; "the fag end of this crisis-ridden century"; "the tail of the storm"
end, ending - the point in time at which something ends; "the end of the year"; "the ending of warranty period"
2.fag end - the frayed end of a length of cloth or ropefag end - the frayed end of a length of cloth or rope
oddment, remnant, remainder, end - a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
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Translations

fag end

n (Brit)
(inf: = cigarette end) → Kippe f (inf), → Stummel m
(inf: = last part) → letztes Ende; the fag ends of old policiesdie kümmerlichen Reste der alten Politik
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fag end

nfine f, sgoccioli mpl (Brit) (fam) (of cigarette) → mozzicone m, cicca
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