Pronunciation: (fā'gin), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/fagin.html on line 71 [key]
1. (in Dickens' Oliver Twist) a villainous old man who trains and uses young boys as thieves.
2. Also,fa'gin.a person who teaches crime to others.
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