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 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.

Definitions of faggot
  1. noun
    offensive term for an openly homosexual man
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    type of:
    gay man, shirtlifter
    a homosexual man
  2. noun
    a bundle of sticks and branches bound together
    synonyms: fagot
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    type of:
    bundle, sheaf
    a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing
  3. verb
    bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot
    synonyms: faggot up, fagot
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    type of:
    bind, tie down, tie up, truss
    secure with or as if with ropes
  4. verb
    fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them
    synonyms: fagot
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    type of:
    bind, tie down, tie up, truss
    secure with or as if with ropes
  5. verb
    ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch
    synonyms: fagot
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    type of:
    broider, embroider
    decorate with needlework
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