The definition of a gag is a prank or a joke, or something placed over a person's mouth to stop him from making noise, or a restriction that prevents free speech.(noun)
To gag is defined as to choke or wretch, or to prevent someone from speaking.(verb)
See gag in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME gaggen, of echoic orig.
See gag in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Middle English gaggen, to suffocate
Origin: , perhaps of imitative origin.
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