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stag



Pronunciation: (stag), [key]
n., v., stagged, stag•ging,
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.
Informal.(of a man) to attend a social function without a female companion.

adj.
1. of or for men only: a stag dinner.
2. intended for male audiences and usually pornographic in content: a stag show.

adv.
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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