The Fagging System

by Instant Noodle

29-09-1855 Fagging

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fag 1 (fg)

n.

1.

a. A student at a British public school who is required to perform menial tasks for a student in a higher class.
b. A drudge.
2. Chiefly British Fatiguing or tedious work; drudgery.
v. fagged, fag·ging, fags
v.intr.

1. To work to exhaustion; toil.
2. To function as the servant of another student in a British public school.
v.tr.

To exhaust; weary: Four hours on the tennis court fagged me out.

[From fag, to droop (obsolete), perhaps from Middle English fagge; see fag end.]
 

(29th September 1855)

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