Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of fag.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Laborious drudgery; esp., the acting as a drudge for another at an English school.

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Examples

  • Theroux was referring to the 19th century system widespread in exclusive elite private schools (see Lindsay Anderson's 1968 film If ...) known as "fagging" -- whereby pupils act as servants for other boys, waking them up in the morning during term time and presenting them with a newspaper, cup of tea and sometimes a bit of crumpet.

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  • Theroux was referring to the 19th century system widespread in exclusive elite private schools see Lindsay Anderson's 1968 film If... known as "fagging" -- whereby pupils act as servants for other boys, waking them up in the morning during term time and presenting them with a newspaper, cup of tea and sometimes a bit of crumpet.

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  • Aged 15 writes a paper against school tradition of fagging, which is subsequently abolished.

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  • The result was that the system of "fagging," or the acting of some boys as drudges for the others, flourished.

    The Grand Old Man

  • {71} He stoutly adhered to the system of "fagging," as being the best mode of responsible government for the school "out of school," founding his opinion on his own experience at Winchester, on which he often dwelt.

    Rides on Railways

  • At such a period, public schools, with their exclusively classical teaching and their "fagging" systems, were naturally regarded as institutions of the past not adapted to the present.

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  • But I thought again, and, yes, he was right, we did have a kind of fagging at school, though we never called it that.

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  • For those unfamiliar with the peculiar practices of the English public school (public here meaning expensively private for the upper-class), "fagging" is where junior boys do menial tasks and act as a general dogsbody for senior boys such as lazy prefects eager to practice their bullying techniques and hone their cruel streak in preparation for later life.

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  • Now UK has an upper-class coalition "fagging" for Israel

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  • "fagging" and odd jobbing for the big boys of the college.

    Killykinick

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