Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See fagot, fagoting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun rare, dated in US A burning or smouldering piece of firewood.
  • noun chiefly UK A bundle of sticks tied together.
  • noun obsolete Burdensome baggage.
  • noun this sense?)(obsolete, pejorative) An old woman.
  • noun Ireland, colloquial, pejorative, obsolete A shrewish woman.
  • noun derogatory, vulgar, colloquial, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand A gay man.
  • noun pejorative, vulgar, US, colloquial An annoying or inconsiderate person.
  • noun Australia, Ireland, New Zealand (obsolete, in North America) The cast off end of a smoked cigarette.
  • noun chiefly UK A meatball made from pork.
  • verb Alternative form of fagot.

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

Examples

  • The word faggot was tossed about by Marlin like a threat of some kind.

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  • You cannot use the term faggot in a friendly way, just as you cannot use trannie or nigger in camaraderie.

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  • You cannot use the term faggot in a friendly way, just as you cannot use trannie or nigger in camaraderie.

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  • When I was done hosing that stuff down, I sat in the office again, the word faggot and all that uglinesseven out there in wonderful Wisconsinsettling in my mind like a message.

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  • When I was done hosing that stuff down, I sat in the office again, the word faggot and all that uglinesseven out there in wonderful Wisconsinsettling in my mind like a message.

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  • When I was done hosing that stuff down, I sat in the office again, the word faggot and all that uglinesseven out there in wonderful Wisconsinsettling in my mind like a message.

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  • Number two: Dj Hi-Tek says the word faggot doesn't hold any power over him.

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  • Washington knows of both the psychological damage and the physical harm the word "faggot" engenders.

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  • And he knows it not only from empathizing as an African American where the n-word has been hurled at him, but he also knows of the harm the word "faggot" engenders from being called one.

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  • Not everyone who calls you a faggot is actually thinking about balls and assholes the way you do all day.

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

    November 28, 2007

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

    November 28, 2007

  • Astonishing.

    November 28, 2007

  • See here.

    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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    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

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

    February 16, 2008