FAGOT

fagot, faggot

(noun) a bundle of sticks and branches bound together

fagot, faggot, fag, fairy, nance, pansy, queen, queer, poof, poove, pouf

(noun) offensive term for a homosexual man

faggot, fagot, faggot up

(verb) bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot; “faggot up the sticks”

faggot, fagot

(verb) fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them

faggot, fagot

(verb) ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch; “He fagotted the blouse for his wife”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

fagot (plural fagots)

Alternative form of faggot

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.

(music, obsolete) A fagotto, or bassoon.

(UK, obsolete) A person hired to take the place of another at the muster of a company.

Verb

fagot (third-person singular simple present fagots, present participle fagoting, simple past and past participle fagoted)

(transitive) To make a fagot of; to bind together in a fagot or bundle.

Anagrams

• TOGAF

Source: Wiktionary


Fag"ot n. Etym: [F., prob. aug. of L. fax, facis, torch, perh. orig., a bundle of sticks; cf. Gr. Fagotto.]

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.)

Definition: 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 fagots.

– Fagot vote, the vote of a person who has been constituted a voter by being made a landholder, for party purposes. [Political cant, Eng.]

Fag"ot v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fagoted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fagoting.]

Definition: To make a fagot of; to bind together in a fagot or bundle; also, to collect promiscuously. Dryden.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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