A wild Scottish red deer stag.
- The definition of stag is something that includes only males.
An example of something stag is a bachelor party, also called a “stag party.”
- Stag means an adult male deer.
An example of a stag is a deer with antlers.
- Stag is defined as doing something without a partner.
An example of stag is going to a dance without a date.
nounpl. stags or
- a full-grown male deer, esp. a hart or a caribou
- a male animal, esp. a hog, castrated in maturity
- a man who attends a social gathering unaccompanied by a woman
- a social gathering attended by men only
Origin of stagMiddle English from Old English stagga, akin to Old Norse (andar)steggi, drake from Indo-European base an unverified form stegh-, to stick, pierce
transitive verbstagged, stag′ging
- to go as a stag (sense )
- to go unescorted by a man
- The adult male of various deer, especially the red deer.
- An animal, especially a pig, castrated after reaching sexual maturity.
- A person who attends a social gathering unaccompanied by a partner, especially a man who is unaccompanied by a woman.
- A social gathering for men only.
- Of or for men only: a stag party.
- Pornographic: stag films.
intransitive verbstagged, stag·ging, stags
Origin of stagMiddle English stagge from Old English stagga ; see stegh- in Indo-European roots.
- An adult male deer.
- A colt, or filly.
- An improperly or late castrated bull or ram - called also a bull seg. See the Note under ox.
- An outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a member of the exchange.
- One who applies for the allotment of shares in new projects, with a view to sell immediately at a premium, and not to hold the stock.
- The European wren, Troglodyles troglodytes.
- (usually ) An unmarried male, a bachelor; a male not accompanying a female at a social event.
- A social event for males held in honor of a groom on the eve of his wedding, attended by male friends of the groom, sometimes a fund-raiser.
- The stag will be held in the hotel's ballroom
(third-person singular simple present stags, present participle stagging, simple past and past participle stagged)
- (intransitive, UK) To act as a "stag", an irregular dealer in stocks.
- To watch; to dog, or keep track of.
From Middle English steg, stagge, from Old English stagga, stacga (“a stag") and Old Norse steggi, steggr (“a male animal"), both from Proto-Germanic *staggijÃ´, *staggijaz (“male, male deer, porcupine"), from Proto-Indo-European *stegÊ°-, *stengÊ°- (“to sting; rod, blade; sharp, stiff"). Cognate with Icelandic steggi, steggur (“stag") and Albanian shtagÃ« (“long stick, pole, schaft"). Related to staggard, staggon.