North American military slang
verb (frags, fragging, fragged)[with object]
Deliberately kill (an unpopular senior officer), typically with a hand grenade.
- The end result is always disintegration and defeat; troops have not yet started fragging their officers, the suicide rate among them is already exceptionally high.
- It is unremarkable that in excess of 1,000 officers and NCOs were fragged.
- Later, we learned that the explosions were so close that the concussion shook their aircraft, but they were not fragged.
1970s: from fragmentation grenade.
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