An example of a stag is a deer with antlers.
An example of something stag is a bachelor party, also called a “stag party.”
An example of stag is going to a dance without a date.
A stag party.
Went to the dance stag.
A stag dinner.
The stag will be held in the hotel's ballroom.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
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 *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.