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English noun: fag

1. fag (person) offensive term for an openly homosexual man


Synonymsfaggot, fagot, fairy, nance, pansy, poof, poove, pouf, queen, queer


Broader (hypernym)gay man, shirtlifter


Domain usagedepreciation, derogation, disparagement

2. fag (artifact) finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking


Synonymsbutt, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail


Broader (hypernym)roll of tobacco, smoke


Narrower (hyponym)cubeb, cubeb cigarette, filter-tipped cigarette, joint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, spliff, stick


Part holonymcigarette butt


English verb: fag

1. fag (social) act as a servant for older boys, in British public schools


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)assist, attend, attend to, serve, wait on

2. fag (social) work hard


SamplesShe was digging away at her math homework.
Lexicographers drudge all day long.


Synonymsdig, drudge, grind, labor, labour, moil, toil, travail


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)do work, work

3. fag (body) exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress


SamplesWe wore ourselves out on this hike.


Synonymsfag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)indispose


Narrower (hyponym)beat, exhaust, overfatigue, overtire, overweary, tucker, tucker out, wash up


Causefatigue, jade, pall, tire, weary


Antonymsrefreshen, freshen, refresh









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