Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Variant of fagot.
  • n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a homosexual man.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A burning or smouldering piece of firewood.
  • n. A bundle of sticks tied together.
  • n. Burdensome baggage.
  • n. this sense?)(obsolete, pejorative) An old woman.
  • n. A shrewish woman.
  • n. A gay man.
  • n. An annoying or inconsiderate person.
  • n. (obsolete, in North America) The cast off end of a smoked cigarette.
  • n. A meatball made from pork.
  • v. Alternative form of fagot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a male homosexual; -- always used disparagingly and considered offensive.
  • n. a bundle of sticks and branches bound together; -- same as fagot{1}.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See fagot, fagoting.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a bundle of sticks and branches bound together
  • v. ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch
  • n. offensive term for an openly homosexual man
  • v. fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them
  • v. bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot

Etymologies

Perhaps from faggot, variant of fagot, bundle, lump, old woman.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French fagot ("bundle of sticks"), from Old Italian fagotto, diminutive of Vulgar Latin *facus, from Latin fascis ("bundle of wood"). See also fag. (Wiktionary)

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  • Fagot: Worst Last Name

    March 5, 2010

  • Mark Tietjens to brother Chris:
    "'I'd not like to sleep with that wife of yours. She's too athletic. It'd be like sleeping with a bundle of faggots. I suppose though you're a pair of turtle doves...'"

    Ford Maddox Ford, Parade's End, p.219

    September 21, 2009

  • Google is now advertising a site called 'Gay-parship'. Tasteful.

    December 20, 2008

  • On the page for a word which can be a derogatory term for a homosexual (defs. 7 and 8), Google manages to place a jewellery ad featuring what I think is meant to be a lesbian kiss. Is Google under the spell of WeirdNet...?

    May 4, 2008

  • Prolagus, you may know this (because you're from Italy, not because of any political affiliation)--is this word not related to the symbol for Fascism, the fasces (a bundle of sticks)?

    May 4, 2008

  • Also another name for bassoon. German spelling "Fagott" and Italian "fagotto". From the French "fagot", meaning a bundle of sticks.

    May 3, 2008

  • Did anyone notice that faggot stitch is apparently related to scarf? and they are also weirdnet twins...

    May 3, 2008

  • I'm sure they could make room in the dictionary for that definition, skipvia. After all, it has so many other meanings already. ;->

    February 17, 2008

  • You mean this isn't just another word for the bassoon?

    February 16, 2008

  • Kewpid, are you referring to the image I posted way back when? Totally coincidence; honest. Here, have another.

    Besides, I like pink triangles.

    February 16, 2008

  • Oh hey, pink triangles! That's not even remotely suggestive…

    February 16, 2008

  • I agree, u. I nominate... well, I don't really want to nominate this word page. Oh! I know: peeler.

    John, I think adding WeirdNet definitions has enriched this site in ways too numerous to count. No kidding. The conversations it's spawned are awesome, and I've learned a lot (whether I wanted to or not).

    November 28, 2007

  • Wait, I know what this is! As trivet's citation describes, it looks like this.

    Wow, I'm as weird as WeirdNet.

    November 28, 2007

  • It's decided. If we're doing a List of the Year award, we also need something for the Most Unexpected WeirdNet Definition.

    November 28, 2007

  • See here.

    November 28, 2007

  • Astonishing.

    November 28, 2007

  • Wow! That's a good one! What the hell's a faggot stitch?

    November 28, 2007

  • Perhaps the weirdest WeirdNet yet. I've never ever heard of this definition.

    November 28, 2007