Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The frayed end of a length of cloth or rope.
  • noun An inferior or worn-out remnant.
  • noun The last part.

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  • noun Alternative form of fag-end.

Etymologies

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

[Middle English fagge, fag, broken thread in cloth, something that hangs loose.]

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