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  • (British) IPA: /ˈfæg.ət/, SAMPA: /"f{g.@t/

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From Middle English, from Old French fagot (bundle of sticks), from Italian faggotto, diminutive of Vulgar Latin *facus, from Latin fascis (bundle of wood). See also fag.

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Faggot

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Faggots

Faggot (plural Faggots)
  1. (rare, dated in Patrono:Context 5) A burning or smouldering piece of firewood.
  2. Patrono:Chiefly A bundle of sticks tied together.
    • 1853, Sir Francis Bond Head, A faggot of French sticks: or, Paris in 1851, page 2:
      In the depth of, winter, however, a faggot of real French Sticks — although of little intrinsic value — may possibly enliven for a few moments an English Fireside.</span>
  3. (obsolete) Burdensome baggage.
  4. (obsolete, pejorative) An old woman.
  5. Patrono:Irish A woman.
    • 1796, Theobald Wolfe Tone, Autobiography:
      she wants me to go to bed to her, and I won't, ... for she is as crooked as a ram's horn ... and as ugly as sin besides ; rot her, the dirty little faggot, she torments me.
    • 1834, William Carleton, The Midnight Mass:
      The woman, in accordance with the custom of the country, raised the Irish cry, in a loud melancholy wail ...
      Darby, who prided himself on maintaining silence, could not preserve the consistency of his character upon this occasion ... "Your sowl to the divil, you faggot!" he exclaimed, "what do you mane? The divil whip the tongue out o' you! ..."
    • 1973, Hugh Leonard, Da:
      MOTHER: To see who?
      DA: You faggot, you; don't let on you don't know.
  6. (derogatory, vulgar, colloquial, dated, US, Patrono:Context 5) A male homosexual.
  7. (pejorative, vulgar, US, colloquial) An annoying or inconsiderate person.
  8. Patrono:UK (obsolete in North America) The cast off end of a smoked cigarette.
  9. Patrono:Chiefly A meatball made from pork.

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