- 1A male deer, especially a male red deer after its fifth year.More example sentences
- Beyond it great beams of light lit up the depths of Glen Loyne and somewhere down below, red deer stags roared defiance at each other across the glen.
- Red deer stags greeted me on the ridge crest and a buzzard wheeled away over the corrie below.
- I camped high in the glen, with a golden eagle and a clutch of red deer stags for company.
- 1.1A turkeycock over one year old.More example sentences
- Selective breeding has made turkey stags so broad-breasted, they cannot mate without crushing the female.
- With ten classes ranging from a stag over 11 kg, to a brace of seasonal turkeys and a butchers presentation class, the judge was given a difficult task.
- Mick Greenwood took the award for the best hen class while the prize for the best stag went to Jake Walford and the pullet class winner was Dewi Jones.
- 2 [usually as modifier] A social gathering attended by men only: a stag eventMore example sentences
- The action takes place on Hal's stag event, an all-day pub-crawl organised by his dour friend Mr Mac.
- But Lorillard's impudence, and the comfort it promised, did impress many men to order dinner jackets of their own for private stag events.
- I started with a Eurostar shuttle and since then I have done weddings, private hire, conferences and a stag weekend.
- 2.1chiefly North American A man who attends a social gathering unaccompanied by a female partner: they have a rule against stagsMore example sentences
- Now just 2% of visitors to Temple Bar are stags and hens, and 70% of drinkers there are Irish.
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- Without a female partner at a social gathering: a lot of boys went stagMore example sentences
- ‘Most everyone's going stag and probably going to pick someone up, you know how it is,’ she shrugged.
- I refuse to go stag, especially with my ankle; I'd just be sitting on the sidelines the entire night.
- If even nice, quiet, very, very shy Natalie Pierce has a date then I mind as well give up now, go stag, and wear a sign that says ‘loser’ around my neck.
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- 1 Stock Exchange , British Buy (shares in a new issue) and sell them at once for a profit: they made profits from stagging each issueMore example sentences
- When investors rediscover stagging - applying for shares in new (and typically low quality) companies with the intention of selling them at the first opportunity for a quick profit - then it's time to worry.
- The restriction could limit the opportunity for stagging the stock.
- 2North American • informal Roughly cut (a garment, especially a pair of trousers) to make it shorter: (as adjective stagged) stagged jeansMore example sentences
- Hels was a short, stocky man in a plaid jumper, stagged trousers and boots.
- The men looked alike at first; rough-looking, in their heavy boots, plaid shirts and stagged pants.
Middle English (as a noun): related to Old Norse steggr 'male bird', Icelandic steggi 'tomcat'.
More definitions of stagDefinition of stag in:
- The US English dictionary