stag


stag
staglike, adj.
/stag/, n., v., stagged, stagging, adj., adv.
n.
1. an adult male deer.
2. the male of various other animals.
3. a man who attends a social gathering unaccompanied by a woman.
4. Informal. See stag party.
5. a swine or bull castrated after maturation of the sex organs.
6. Brit. a speculator who buys securities of a new issue in the hope of selling them quickly at a higher price.
v.i.
7. Informal. (of a man) to attend a social function without a female companion.
adj.
8. of or for men only: a stag dinner.
9. intended for male audiences and usually pornographic in content: a stag show.
adv.
10. without a companion or date: to go stag to a dance.
[1150-1200; ME stagge; akin to ON steggi, steggr male bird ( > E (north dial.) steg gander), Icel steggur male fox, tomcat]

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Synonyms:
, (Cervus elaphus)


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