Posted by Captain Everett on February 05, 1998 at 19:37:18:
In response to A question..., written by P. Bingham on January 29, 1998 at 15:00:25
] What is a faggot?
Frances Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1811) gives a slang definition of Faggot:
"A man hired at a muster to appear as a soldier. To faggot in the canting sense, means to bind: an allusion to the faggots made up by the woodsmen, which are all bound. Faggot the culls: bind the men."
He also defines Fag:
"To beat. Fag the bloss: beat the wench. Cant. A fag also means a boy of an inferior sort or class, who acts as a servant to one of a superior, who is said to fag him, he is my fag: whence, perhaps, fagged out, for jaded or tired. To stand a good fag: not to be soon tired."
I remain, etc.
- Joan explained this one, but I cannot find where she put it Caroline 21:13:14 2/05/98 (1)
- FAGGOT Fag Boy 00:36:47 2/22/98 (0)
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