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another meaning for this utterly vile wordEdit

Is "faggot" also synonymous with "pussy"?

I don't know who signed the above (use four tildes (~) to whomever did so), but I wonder if there is a meaning for "faggot" able to be verified to mean, in essence, "a male who makes unwanted passes at other men, whether their target is a homosexual or heterosexual"? [[Briguy52748 02:04, 16 August 2007 (UTC)]]

RfV sense, packet of cigarettesEdit

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faggot - pack of cigarettes

A pack of cigarettes? - cites please.--Williamsayers79 08:54, 6 October 2006 (UTC)

Confusion with UK "fag" (a cigarette) perhaps? — Paul G 09:12, 10 October 2006 (UTC)
I think so, If we don't get any cites I reckon it would be a safe bet to remove this sense.--Williamsayers79 07:37, 11 October 2006 (UTC)
No cites, quotes, references given so I'll apply the {{rfvResult}} to the talk page until someone finds any evidence.--Williamsayers79 13:26, 10 November 2006 (UTC)


It does mean cigarette though! How can no one find a source for that??? —This comment was unsigned.

You mean a "fag" not a "faggot," right? --Connel MacKenzie 01:49, 9 October 2007 (UTC)
I believe you mean a "fag" too. I assume you are making some attempt a silly practial joke or are you serious? No cites, no inclusion I'm afraid.--Williamsayers79 11:11, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

anonEdit

Faggot: Arguably the term Faggot meaning "an unpleasant woman" (circa 1591) predates the definition of a homosexual man (circa 1914) by a number of centuries.

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=faggot Other evidence of this definition can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary. (Including the Oxford Modern English Dictionary 1992,1995.) Also in: http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/faggot


There was an rfv on the meatball entry. This was ridiculous - it's a well known term in England. Evidence here http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/2698507.stm

To GatherEdit

I was just reading a translation of Montaigne's Of the Resemblance of Children to Their Fathers and he uses the term faggoting to describe "gathering": "This faggoting up of so many divers pieces is so done that I never set pen to paper...". I'm having trouble finding another source, unless Montaigne means a verb akin to the metalworking definition, but the use suggests that the noun element "bundle" is also a verb element of "to bundle". If whomever notices this can add the verb form, with the note that it is archaic. --TheGrza 19:25, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Add Irish/Scouse definition?Edit

'Faggot' is also a Irish and Scouse word meaning 'lazy person'. This is the word used in the Irish song 'Fairytale of New York' which caused controversy a few years ago due to British radio stations censoring it, believing it was using the American pejorative meaning. PabloDiablo 15:09, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

I can't find that sense. There is Irish use of the word as meaning a burdensome, worthless person (as an old woman), but not lazy. See Irish slang and [1]. Do you have any source beside the Pogues' lyrics? The lyrics make it clear that it is a term of abuse, but not much else. DCDuring TALK 11:07, 8 September 2009 (UTC)

faggotEdit

(pejorative, US, slang) A male homosexual. Not sure about the UK, but this sense is also heavily used in Australia. Tooironic 23:45, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Fag slang: Smoke or cigaretteEdit

I was just watching Sons of Anarchy, and Trinity asked Jax if he had a fag, and he nodded and pulled out a pack of smokes. He was in Ireland, so this could just be a British/European thing, but it is a possible meaning.Shane2008 (talk) 07:26, 2 September 2013 (UTC)Shane2008