faggot
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈfæ.ɡət/
Noun

faggot (plural faggots)

  1. (chiefly, British, collective) A bundle of sticks or brushwood intended to be used for fuel tied together for carrying. (Some sources specify that a faggot is tied with two bands or withes, whereas a bavin is tied with just one.)
  2. (obsolete) Burdensome baggage.
  3. A bundle of pieces of iron or steel cut off into suitable lengths for welding.
  4. (rare, dated in US) A burning or smouldering piece of firewood.
    • 1961, Poul Anderson, Three Hearts and Three Lions
      He clambered back on his feet and grinned at them. The waning faggot cast red light over his fangs.
  5. (chiefly, British) A meatball made with offcuts and offal, especially pork. (See Wikipedia.)
  6. (offensive, vulgar) An annoying or inconsiderate person.
  7. (UK, Irish, colloquial, pejorative, obsolete) A shrewish woman.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:shrew
    • 1591, Thomas Lodge, Catharos Diogenes in his Singularity (Oxford English Dictionary, faggot, fagot, n., 2nd Edition, 1989, Oxford University Press, accessed 12 Jan 2009)
      A filbert is better than a faggot, except it be an Athenian she handfull.
      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! ..."
    • 1925, D. H. Lawrence, Reflections on the Death of a Porcupine and Other Essays: .. Love Was Once a Little Boy
      To me she is fractious, tiresome, and a faggot. Yet the subtle desirableness is in her, for me. As it is in the brown hen, or even a sow.
      DA: You faggot, you; don't let on you don't know.
  8. (offensive, vulgar, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) A homosexual man, especially an effeminate one.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:male homosexual
    cot en
    • 1914, Louis E. Jackson and C.R. Hellyer, Vocabulary of Criminal Slang (Portland, OR: Modern Printing Co., 1914) page 30:
      Drag, Example: “All the fagots (sissies) will be dressed in drag at the ball tonight.
    • 2012, Ernesto Martínez, On Making Sense: Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility ↗
      Of course I'm a faggot, darling. I'm a flaming faggot, darling. I am fanning the flames of my faggotry.
  9. (offensive, vulgar) A man#Noun|man considered weak, effeminate, timid, pathetic, emotional, non-heteronormative in some way
  10. (obsolete) A soldier numbered on the muster-roll, but not really existing.
  11. (UK, historical) A faggot voter.
Translations Translations Translations Verb

faggot (faggots, present participle faggoting; past and past participle faggoted)

  1. Alternative form of fagot



This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.017
Offline English dictionary