Stag Definition

stăg
stagged, stagging, stags
noun
stags
A full-grown male deer, esp. a hart or a caribou.
Webster's New World
A male animal, esp. a hog, castrated in maturity.
Webster's New World
A man who attends a social gathering unaccompanied by a woman.
Webster's New World
A social gathering attended by men only.
Webster's New World
Stag means an adult male deer.
An example of a stag is a deer with antlers.
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Synonyms:
hart
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adjective
For men only.
A stag dinner.
Webster's New World
Pornographic.
Stag films.
American Heritage
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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adverb
Unaccompanied.
Went to the dance stag.
American Heritage

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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verb
To attend a social gathering unaccompanied by a partner. Used especially of men.
American Heritage

To go to a party, etc. as a stag.

Webster's New World
To observe or follow secretly or furtively; spy on.
Webster's New World
Stag is defined as doing something without a partner.
An example of stag is going to a dance without a date.
YourDictionary
(intransitive, UK) To act as a "stag", an irregular dealer in stocks.
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idiom
go stag
  • to go as a stag
  • to go unescorted by a man
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Stag

Noun

Singular:
stag
Plural:
stags

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Stag

  • go stag

Origin of Stag

  • 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

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

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

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