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fagging


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fag  \Fag\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Fagged};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Fagging}.]  [Cf.  LG  fakk  wearied,  weary,  vaak  slumber, 
  drowsiness,  OFries  fai,  equiv.  to  f[=a]ch  devoted  to  death, 
  OS  f?gi,  OHG.  feigi,  G.  feig,  feige,  cowardly,  Icel.  feigr 
  fated  to  die,  AS  f?ge,  Scot.  faik,  to  fail  stop,  lower  the 
  price;  or  perh.  the  same  word  as  E.  flag  to  droop.] 
  1.  To  become  weary;  to  tire. 
 
  Creighton  withheld  his  force  till  the  Italian  began 
  to  fag.  --G. 
  Mackenzie. 
 
  2.  To  labor  to  wearness;  to  work  hard;  to  drudge. 
 
  Read,  fag,  and  subdue  this  chapter.  --Coleridge. 
 
  3.  To  act  as  a  fag,  or  perform  menial  services  or  drudgery, 
  for  another,  as  in  some  English  schools. 
 
  {To  fag  out},  to  become  untwisted  or  frayed,  as  the  end  of  a 
  rope,  or  the  edge  of  canvas. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fagging  \Fag"ging\,  n. 
  Laborious  drudgery;  esp.,  the  acting  as  a  drudge  for  another 
  at  an  English  school. 




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