—v.t. 1. to tire or weary by labor; exhaust (often fol. by out): The long climb fagged us out. 2. Brit.to require (a younger public-school pupil) to do menial chores.
3. Naut.to fray or unlay the end of (a rope).
—v.i. 1. Chiefly Brit.to work until wearied; work hard: to fag away at French. 2. Brit. Informal.to do menial chores for an older public-school pupil.
—n. 1. Slang.a cigarette.
2. a fag end, as of cloth.
3. a rough or defective spot in a woven fabric; blemish; flaw.
4. Chiefly Brit.drudgery; toil.
5. Brit. Informal.a younger pupil in a British public school required to perform certain menial tasks for, and submit to the hazing of, an older pupil.
6. a drudge.