faggot

n
1.
British
an unattractive or disreputable woman. This now outdated term, some three hundred years old, is still heard in the phrase 'old faggot'.
2.
American
a homosexual man. It is not certain whether this term is an embel-lished version of fag, derives from the old British sense of the word (above), or is a native American invention. The second alternative appears the most likely.
► 'You know I'm a faggot? Well, congratulations.' (Kiss of the Spider Woman, film by Hec-tor Babenco, 1985)

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • Faggot — (spr. fäggŏt), in England eine Menge von 120 Handelspfund Stahl = 54,431 kg …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • faggot — fag got (f[a^]g [u^]t), n. [perh. from fagot[5], a shriveled old woman.] a male homosexual; always used disparagingly and considered offensive. [Slang, disparaging] Syn: fagot, fag, fairy, pansy, queer, poof, poove, pouf. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Faggot — (Fagot), Maß in England: Reisbündel von 3 Fuß Länge und 2 Fuß Umfang am Weidenbande, 50 im Load; als Stahlgewicht = 120 Pfund oder 54,431 kg, wie ein alter Zentner in Hull …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Faggot — FAGGOT, FAGOT An ornamental stitch used to connect long strips of fabric. It is also applied to the operation of drawing out some of the threads of a fabric and tying those remaining together in sets at their centres …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • faggot — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a ball of seasoned chopped liver, baked or fried. 2) (US fagot) a bundle of sticks bound together as fuel. 3) N. Amer. informal, derogatory a male homosexual. DERIVATIVES faggoty adjective. ORIGIN Old French …   English terms dictionary

  • faggot — faggot1 [fag′ət] n., vt. alt. sp. of FAGOT ☆ faggot2 [fag′ət ] n. [prob. extended < fag (homosexual), on the pattern of FAGGOT1] Slang a male homosexual: term of contempt faggoty adj …   English World dictionary

  • faggot — {{11}}faggot (1) late 13c., bundle of twigs bound up, from O.Fr. fagot bundle of sticks (13c.), of uncertain origin, probably from It. faggotto, dim. of V.L. *facus, from L. fascis bundle of wood (see FASCES (Cf. fasces)). Especially used for… …   Etymology dictionary

  • faggot — fag, faggot In BrE a fag is a colloquial word for (1) a piece of drudgery or a wearisome or unwelcome task, (2) a cigarette, and (3) a junior pupil at a public school who runs errands for a senior. In BrE a faggot is a ball or roll of seasoned… …   Modern English usage

  • faggot up — verb bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot faggot up the sticks • Syn: ↑faggot, ↑fagot • Hypernyms: ↑tie down, ↑tie up, ↑bind, ↑truss …   Useful english dictionary

  • Faggot — Faggots, Bratensauce, Kartoffelpüree und Erbsen Faggots ist ein traditionelles Gericht in Großbritannien, das besonders in Zentralwales, im Süden und den Englischen Midlands verbreitet ist. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia


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