Fag is mainly used as an offensive term for homosexuals. Although it has other meanings, you should probably avoid it at all costs.

This is a very strong word that should be avoided in nearly all situations: fag (short for faggot) is a hateful slur against homosexuals. Because fag is such an offensive word, the other meanings are uncommon, but fagging has also meant working hard and getting tired, as in fagging out. A fag — especially in England — is also a cigarette, and in British boys’ schools, fags are servants for older boys.

Definitions of fag
  1. noun
    offensive term for an openly homosexual man
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    type of:
    gay man, shirtlifter
    a homosexual man
  2. noun
    finely ground tobacco wrapped in paper; for smoking
    synonyms: butt, cigaret, cigarette, coffin nail
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    cubeb, cubeb cigarette
    a cigarette containing cubeb
    filter-tipped cigarette
    a cigarette with a filter tip
    type of:
    roll of tobacco, smoke
    tobacco leaves that have been made into a cylinder
  3. verb
    exhaust or get tired through overuse or great strain or stress
    synonyms: fag out, fatigue, jade, outwear, tire, tire out, wear, wear down, wear out, wear upon, weary
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    freshen, refresh, refreshen
    make fresh again
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    beat, exhaust, tucker, tucker out, wash up
    wear out completely
    overfatigue, overtire, overweary
    tire excessively
    exhaust physically or emotionally
    exhaust by allowing to pull on the line
    tire out completely
    type of:
    cause to feel unwell
  4. verb
    work hard
    synonyms: dig, drudge, grind, labor, labour, moil, toil, travail
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    type of:
    do work, work
    be employed
  5. verb
    act as a servant for older boys, in British public schools
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    type of:
    assist, attend, attend to, serve, wait on
    work for or be a servant to
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