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Meaning of FAGOT

Pronunciation:  'fagut

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a bundle of sticks and branches bound together
  2. [n]  offensive terms for an openly homosexual man

FAGOT is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: fag, faggot, faggot, fairy, nance, pansy, poof, poove, pouf, queen, queer
 See Also: bundle, gay man, sheaf, shirtlifter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Fag"ot\n. [F., prob. aug. of L. fax, facis, torch, perh.
    orig., a bundle of sticks; cf. Gr. ??????? bundle, fagot. Cf.
    1. A bundle of sticks, twigs, or small branches of trees,
       used for fuel, for raising batteries, filling ditches, or
       other purposes in fortification; a fascine. --Shak.
    2. A bundle of pieces of wrought iron to be worked over into
       bars or other shapes by rolling or hammering at a welding
       heat; a pile.
    3. (Mus.) A bassoon. See {Fagotto}.
    4. A person hired to take the place of another at the muster
       of a company. [Eng.] --Addison.
    5. An old shriveled woman. [Slang, Eng.]
    {Fagot iron}, iron, in bars or masses, manufactured from
    {Fagot vote}, the vote of a person who has been constituted a
       voter by being made a landholder, for party purposes.
       [Political cant, Eng.]
  2. \Fag"ot\v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fagoted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To make a fagot of; to bind together in a fagot or bundle;
    also, to collect promiscuously. --Dryden.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: backlog, bale, bavin, bindle, bolt, bouquet, brush, brushwood, budget, bundle, deck, fardel, fasces, fascine, firewood, kindling, kindlings, log, nosegay, pack, package, packet, parcel, posy, quiver, roll, rouleau, sheaf, stovewood, truss, wood, yule clog, yule log