Stag meaning

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Stag means an adult male deer.

An example of a stag is a deer with antlers.

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The definition of stag is something that includes only males.

An example of something stag is a bachelor party, also called a “stag party.”

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Stag is defined as doing something without a partner.

An example of stag is going to a dance without a date.

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An animal, especially a pig, castrated after reaching sexual maturity.
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A person who attends a social gathering unaccompanied by a partner, especially a man who is unaccompanied by a woman.
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A social gathering for men only.
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Of or for men only.

A stag party.

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Pornographic.

Stag films.

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Unaccompanied.

Went to the dance stag.

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A full-grown male deer, esp. a hart or a caribou.
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A male animal, esp. a hog, castrated in maturity.
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For men only.

A stag dinner.

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To observe or follow secretly or furtively; spy on.
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To go to a party, etc. as a stag.
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An adult male deer.
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A colt, or filly.
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An improperly or late castrated bull or ram - called also a bull seg. See the Note under ox.
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An outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a member of the exchange.
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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.
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The European wren, Troglodyles troglodytes.
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(usually ) An unmarried male, a bachelor; a male not accompanying a female at a social event.
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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.

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(intransitive, UK) To act as a "stag", an irregular dealer in stocks.
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To watch; to dog, or keep track of.
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Of a man, attending a formal social function without a date.

My brother went stag to prom because he couldn't find a date.

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The adult male of various deer, especially the red deer.
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To attend a social gathering unaccompanied by a partner. Used especially of men.
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go stag
  • To go as a stag.
  • To go unescorted by a man.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

go stag

Origin of stag

  • Middle English stagge from Old English stagga stegh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English steg, stagge, from Old English stagga, stacga (“a stag") and Old Norse steggi, steggr (“a male animal"), both from Proto-Germanic *staggijô, *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 shtagë (“long stick, pole, schaft"). Related to staggard, staggon.

    From Wiktionary