fag end

Pronunciation key

(fag end)

fag end

n. [fag in earlier n. sense of "thing hanging loosely"]

  1. remnant or last or worst, part, typically of slight utility.
  2. the extreme end
  3. the last part or coarser end of a piece of cloth
  4. the frayed end, as in an untwisted end of a rope


  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Funk and Wagnall's Standard Dictionary, Comprehensive International Edition, ©1976
  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus, ©2004
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