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faggot

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Pronunciation: /ˈfaɡət
 
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Definition of faggot in English:

noun

1 (usually faggots) British A ball or roll of seasoned chopped liver, baked or fried.
Example sentences
  • It usually disappears - in England, as in France - with the rest of the pluck (heart, liver, lungs) into faggots, sausages and pâtés.
  • Their innate modesty is expressed in their alternative names - rissoles, patties, faggots - and a complete absence of trend-setting ingredients such as mizuna, enoki, frog's legs and mascarpone.
  • His faggots were legendary. ‘We opened in 1994; eight months later, we had a Michelin star, one of the fastest ever to be won.’
2 (US fagot) A bundle of sticks bound together as fuel.
Example sentences
  • She threw an extra fagot in the fire and when she examined him, Raine noticed for the first time how young he really was.
  • Between the Neanderthal's bundle of burning faggots and the blinding blue glare of the modern headlight, man has brightened the darkness in a number of ingenious ways.
  • When the plotters breached the cellars at Westminster, Fawkes set the explosives under a pile of faggots.
2.1A bundle of iron rods bound together for reheating, welding, and hammering into bars.
Example sentences
  • The faggots of blistered steel are made by binding in a bundle, around a bar of double that length, four pieces of eighteen inches long, which are secured in their positions by a small band of wrought iron, which is subsequently removed.
  • These faggots are placed in the forge hearth until they have attained a strong welding heat.
3North American informal , offensive A male homosexual.
4British informal , dated An unpleasant or contemptible woman.
Example sentences
  • The word took an approbrious turn sometime in the 16th century, when faggot became an abusive nickname for a woman.
  • A faggot woman was dismissed as one would dismiss a bundle of sticks.

verb (faggots, faggoting, faggoted; US fagots, fagoting, fagoted)

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1 archaic Bind in or make into faggots.
2(In embroidery) join by faggoting.
Example sentences
  • Fascinated by ancient styles of construction, Zhang has made lavish use of symmetrization, bias-cutting, pleating, carving, lace-trimming, embroidering, fagoting, sequinning and beading.
  • Featherstitch or feather stitch and Cretan stitch or faggoting stitch are embroidery techniques made of open, looped stitches worked alternately to the right and left of a central rib.
  • Open Cretan stitch or faggoting is used in making open decorative seams and to attach insertions.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'bundle of sticks for fuel'): from Old French fagot, from Italian fagotto, based on Greek phakelos 'bundle'.

Derivatives

faggoty

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • I see you still got this faggoty couch, Ward said.

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