faggot

Faggot is an offensive slang term for a gay man. Though it originally (and more harmlessly) meant "a bundle of sticks," the word faggot should be used very carefully or avoided completely.

Faggot is an extremely offensive word for a homosexual (gay) man. This is word that has been used to make gay men ashamed of themselves: it's an instrument of hate, exactly like the word nigger. It may be hard to believe, but faggot also means to tie or bind together, especially a bunch of sticks. It's safe to say the insulting meaning of this word has caused other meanings to become rare.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: faggot

1
n
offensive term for an openly homosexual man
2
nv
a bundle of sticks and branches bound together
bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot
3
v
ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: faggot
1

n offensive term for an openly homosexual man

Synonyms:
fag, fagot, fairy, nance, pansy, poof, poove, pouf, queen, queer
Type of:
gay man, shirtlifter
a homosexual man
2

n a bundle of sticks and branches bound together

Synonyms:
fagot
Type of:
bundle, sheaf
a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing

v bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot

faggot up the sticks”
Synonyms:
faggot up, fagot
Type of:
bind, tie down, tie up, truss
secure with or as if with ropes

v fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them

Synonyms:
fagot
Type of:
bind, tie down, tie up, truss
secure with or as if with ropes
3

v ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch

Synonyms:
fagot
Type of:
broider, embroider
decorate with needlework

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