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n. Chiefly British
a. A student at a boarding school who is required to perform menial tasks for a student in a higher grade.
b. A drudge.
2. Fatiguing or tedious work; drudgery.
v. fagged, fag·ging, fags
To exhaust; weary: Four hours on the tennis court fagged me out.
v.intr. Chiefly British
1. To work to exhaustion; toil.
2. To function as the servant of another student in a boarding school.
[From fag, to droop (obsolete), perhaps from Middle English fagge; see fag end.]
[Short for fag end.]
n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a gay man.
[Short for faggot.]
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