faggot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v faggot bind or tie up in or as if in a faggot "faggot up the sticks"
    • v faggot fasten together rods of iron in order to heat or weld them
    • v faggot ornament or join (fabric) by faggot stitch "He fagotted the blouse for his wife"
    • n faggot a bundle of sticks and branches bound together
    • n faggot offensive term for an openly homosexual man
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Staten Island, New York it is illegal for a father to call his son a 'faggot' or 'queer' in an effort to curb 'girlie' behavior.
    • n faggot See fagot, fagoting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Faggot fag′ut a bundle of sticks for fuel, fascines, &c.: a stick: anything like a faggot: a bundle of pieces of iron or steel cut off into suitable lengths for welding: a soldier numbered on the muster-roll, but not really existing: a voter who has obtained his vote expressly for party purposes, on a spurious or sham qualification
    • adj Faggot got up for a purpose, as in 'Faggot vote.'—v.t. to tie together
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Quotations

  • Valerie Solanis
    Valerie Solanis
    “To be sure he's a Man, the male must see to it that the female be clearly a Woman, the opposite of a Man, that is, the female must act like a faggot.”

Usage

In literature:

From the time that Mr. Patrick Hamilton suffered, until this period, papal tyranny reigned by fire and faggot without controul.
"Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies)" by John Howie
This donkey was the property of a certain Farmer Gilbert, who had come thither to gather faggots.
"The Children's Longfellow" by Doris Hayman
The stake and whatever was left of the body bound to it had fallen through the platform into the pile of faggots.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
It is mighty damp outside, so the faggots can cool themselves there.
"Hollyhock" by L. T. Meade
I have made up my faggot, and if you draw out one you weaken the whole bundle.
"Practical Education, Volume I" by Maria Edgeworth
The light stuff, with an immense number of short, highly-inflammable faggots, was piled inside the doorway where no rain could reach it.
"In the Morning of Time" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The faggot-maker sent his wife immediately to the butcher's.
"The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault" by Charles Perrault
Put all together, with a small faggot of mint, and let it boil gently, skimming it well.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
The Scouring of the White Horse, and The Ashen Faggot.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
When they had done so, he placed the faggot into the hands of each of them in succession, and ordered them to break it in pieces.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
I have been all day making this little faggot.
"The Fairchild Family" by Mary Martha Sherwood
Flavoring with faggots, {Rx} 385, seq.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
They tried to gather willow faggots, and bind them into a raft.
"Adventurers of the Far North" by Stephen Leacock
Of the two straw-stacks nothing was visible on the spot but the round patches of faggots upon which they had been raised.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
We saw a procession of about two thousand who came in from a near-by forest carrying tremendous bundles of faggots for firewood.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
It was she who had pulled down the faggots and left them.
"The Making of Mona" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
In the morning a number of women brought up faggots.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
The touchwood and the lantern are hidden beneath the faggots in the cellar.
"The Fifth of November" by Charles S. Bentley
Laborers were tilling the ground around the vineyards; children carried bundles of faggots down from the wood.
"Klytia" by George Taylor
Trusses of straw, stacks of fodder, faggots of wood, palings, coils of wire were whirled through the air like autumn leaves.
"The Tremendous Event" by Maurice Leblanc
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In poetry:

At this the Father rais'd his hook
And snapp'd a faggot-band;
He plied his work, and Lucy took
The lantern in her hand.
"Lucy Gray [or Solitude]" by William Wordsworth
To me how dear this twilight hour,
Cheered by the faggot's varying blaze!
If this be mine, I ask no more
On morn's refulgent light to gaze:
"Secret Love" by Amelia Opie
'No roof its friendly smoke displays!--
No storm-scap'd faggot, turf, nor tree--
No shrub to yield one kindly blaze,
And warm my love to life and me!
"The Harp. A Legendary Tale. In Two Parts" by Hector MacNeill
And often, when the wintry wind
Loud whistled o'er their dwelling;
They sat beside their faggot fire
While ZORIETTO'S aged Sire
A dismal Tale was telling.
"Golfre, Gothic Swiss Tale" by Mary Darby Robinson
Mud-mattressed under the sign of the hag
In a clench of blood, the sleep-talking virgin
Gibbets with her curse the moon's man,
Faggot-bearing Jack in his crackless egg :
"Maudlin" by Sylvia Plath
That's nothing,
The Jew has still deserved the faggot--for
'Twere better it here died in misery
Than for eternal woe to live. Besides,
Why should the Jew forestall the hand of God?
God, if he wills to save, can save without him.
"Nathan The Wise - Act IV" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

Watching dailies of The Misfits (1961), co-star Clark Gable offered this praise: "That faggot is a hell of an actor".
"In high school, when students would poke fun at 'faggots' or 'sissies,' I wouldn't speak up," he said.
In the Last 3 Months, the Word ' Faggot ' Has Been Tweeted 2.6 Million Times.
Arianna, AOL, and Al: 'Punk Faggot ' Scandal Spreads.
Then again, it's not exactly like hiring a TV host who has a problem with "punk faggots "…).
NBC News 'Punk Faggot ' Scandal Erupts.
Why Are Faggots So Afraid of Faggot .
Jeremy Wade performs at "Pussy Faggot ".
"But you can't walk through the project and be a faggot.".
Faggot-phobia at the Walker and the Children's Theatre.
If they've time, they may nip to a local cafe for some grey peas and bacon, or, if that's not on the menu, for a helping of faggots and peas – the district's original take away.
"My first day of high school at orientation, one of the freshmen called the other kid a 'faggot,'" Stein said.
The site, NoHomophobes.com, is a running reminder that homophobia is rampant on the internet, with counters marking the number of times words like "dyke" and "faggot" and phrases like "no homo" and "so gay" are used on Twitter.
Will GLAAD Condemn Dan Savage for His "House Faggots" Tweet.
The top photo editor at the New York Times allegedly called a co-worker a faggot during an office party, and now she may lose her job.
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