Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Sedge (which see).
  • noun The yellow flower-de-luce, Iris Pseudacorus.
  • noun A castrated bull; especially, a bull castrated when full-grown; a bull-segg.
  • noun A man; a warrior.
  • An obsolete form of say.

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

  • noun Prov. Eng. & Scot. A castrated bull.
  • noun (Bot.), obsolete Sedge.
  • noun The gladen, and other species of Iris.

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  • noun archaic A man; warrior; hero.
  • noun A man; fellow.
  • noun UK, Scotland, dialect A castrated bull.
  • noun (uncountable) Segregation
  • noun A metal stud or plate fixed to the sole or heel of a shoe to prevent excessive wear. Also known as a blakey.
  • noun dialect A callus, an area of hardened skin.

Etymologies

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From Middle English segge, from Old English secg ("man, warrior, hero"), from Proto-Germanic *sagjaz (“follower, retainer, warrior”), from Proto-Indo-European *sekʷ- (“to follow, accompany”). Cognate with Norwegian segg, Icelandic seggur ("bully").

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Probably from the root of Latin secare ("to cut").

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Short for segregation.

Examples

  • I suspect this seg will be available soon and some blog will post it.

    Balloon Juice » Blog Archive » $7,000 for Obama

  • Politely racist Democrats who used the "seg" issue to stir up votes in their column.

    "Shame on you," says Bill Clinton, if you're worried the Hillary campaign is exploiting race.

  • Lott, in their view, had come across as too much of a "seg," an embarrassment in a party eager to sell itself as a Big Tent of "compassionate conservatism."

    Ghosts Of The Past

  • Republicans have appealed in various ways to "seg" sentiment across the nation.

    Lott's Departure Won't Be Enough

  • After getting into trouble in October 1985, he was sent to administrative segregation, known to inmates simply as "seg" and where he stayed locked up in a tiny cell 22 hours a day.

    The Seattle Times

  • After getting into trouble in October 1985, he was sent to administrative segregation, known to inmates simply as "seg" and where he stayed locked up in a tiny cell 22 hours a day.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Rehearsal time for a Con-Artistes show can run anywhere from three to nine months; when a prisoner is transferred or paroled or sent to "seg" (segregation) or hauled back into court, they don't ask if he's busy with a lead role in a play.

    Chicago Reader

  • Rehearsal time for a Con-Artistes show can run anywhere from three to nine months; when a prisoner is transferred or paroled or sent to "seg" (segregation) or hauled back into court, they don't ask if he's busy with a lead role in a play.

    Chicago Reader

  • Rehearsal time for a Con-Artistes show can run anywhere from three to nine months; when a prisoner is transferred or paroled or sent to "seg" (segregation) or hauled back into court, they don't ask if he's busy with a lead role in a play.

    Chicago Reader

  • After getting into trouble in October 1985, he was sent to administrative segregation, known to inmates simply as "seg" and where he stayed locked up in a tiny cell 22 hours a day.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

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