stag: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (stag), [key]
— n., v., adj., adv. stagged, stag•ging,
  1. an adult male deer.
  2. the male of various other animals.
  3. a man who attends a social gathering unaccompanied by a woman.
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  5. a swine or bull castrated after maturation of the sex organs.
  6. a speculator who buys securities of a new issue in the hope of selling them quickly at a higher price.
  1. (of a man) to attend a social function without a female companion.
  1. of or for men only: a stag dinner.
  2. intended for male audiences and usually pornographic in content: a stag show.
  1. without a companion or date: to go stag to a dance.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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