a binge, as in a crying jag, cocaine jag, etc. This sense of the word derives from a 17th-century English dialect term origi-nally meaning a burden, later extended to mean a bout (of drunkenness). The word virtually disappeared from British usage in the 19th century, but survived in
American slang, whence it was re-imported.
an injection
an inhalation of glue or another sol-vent. These invented terms are probably influenced by 'jab', jack, jack (oneself) up and jagged, as well as the first and more widespread sense of jag itself. The first sub-sense dates from the early years of the 20th century, the second from the 1950s.
a Jaguar car

Contemporary slang . 2014.


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  • Jag — (j[a^]g), n. [Prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. gag aperture, cleft, chink; akin to Ir. & Gael. gag.] [Written also {jagg}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A notch; a cleft; a barb; a ragged or sharp protuberance; a denticulation. [1913 Webster] Arethuss arose …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • JAG — steht für: Jacobabad, IATA Code des pakistanischen Flughafens JAG – Im Auftrag der Ehre, eine US amerikanische Fernsehserie Jahresarbeitsentgeltgrenze (korrekte Abkürzung: JAEG) in der gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung Johannes Althusius Gymnasium …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jag — Jag, n. [Scot. jag, jaug, a leather bag or wallet, a pocket. Cf. {Jag} a notch.] A small load, as of hay or grain in the straw, or of ore. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] [Written also {jagg}.] Forby. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • JAG — abbrjudge advocate general Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. JAG abbrv. Judge Advocate General …   Law dictionary

  • jag — jag1 [jag] n. [ME jagge, projecting point < ?] 1. a sharp, toothlike projection or similar indentation 2. Archaic a notch or pointed tear, as in cloth vt. jagged, jagging [ME jaggen, joggen < the n.] 1. to cut jags in; notch or pink (cloth …   English World dictionary

  • Jag — Jag, v. t. To carry, as a load; as, to jag hay, etc. [Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • JAG — JAG, JAG J.A.G, n. (Mil.) Same as {Judge Advocate General}. [Acronym] [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jag — [dʒæg] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: jag small load (16 19 centuries)] informal crying/shopping/talking etc jag a short period of time when you suddenly cry etc without controlling how much you do it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Jag — Jag, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jagged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jagging}.] To cut into notches or teeth like those of a saw; to notch. [Written also {jagg}.] [1913 Webster] {Jagging iron}, a wheel with a zigzag or jagged edge for cutting cakes or pastry into …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jag — [ dʒæg ] noun count INFORMAL a short period when you behave in an uncontrolled way: a crying jag …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • jag — sb., et, jag, ene …   Dansk ordbog

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