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faggot1 or (N Amer) fagot noun 1 cookery a ball or roll of chopped pork and liver mixed with breadcrumbs and herbs, and eaten fried or baked. 2 a bundle of sticks, twigs, etc, used for fuel, fascines, etc. faggoting or (N Amer) fagoting a kind of embroidery in which some of the cross threads are drawn together in the middle.
ETYMOLOGY: 19c in sense 1; 16c in sense 3; 13c in sense 2: from French fagot bundle of sticks.

faggot2 noun, slang, sometimes derog a gay man. Also shortened to fag. faggoty adj.
ETYMOLOGY: Early 20c: originally used offensively and probably as an extension of faggot1 sense 3.

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