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Stag

Stag Meaning & Definition
Stag Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Stag?

[n] adult male deer
[n] male red deer
[v] watch, observe, or inquire secretly
[v] give away information about somebody; "He told on his classmate who had cheated on the exam"
[v] attend a dance or a party without a female companion

Synonyms | Synonyms for Stag: betray | denounce | give away | grass | hart | peach | rat | shit | shop | sleuth | snitch | snoop | spy | tell on

Related Terms | Find terms related to Stag:

See Also | buck | Cervus elaphus | enquire | inform | inquire | investigate | monitor | red deer | ride herd on | royal | royal stag | sell out | supervise | tip off

Stag In Webster's Dictionary

\Stag\, n. [Icel. steggr the male of several animals; or a doubtful AS. stagga. Cf. {Steg}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The adult male of the red deer ({Cervus elaphus}), a large European species closely related to the American elk, or wapiti. (b) The male of certain other species of large deer. 2. A colt, or filly; also, a romping girl. [Prov. Eng.] 3. A castrated bull; -- called also {bull stag}, and {bull seg}. See the Note under {Ox}. 4. (Stock Exchange) (a) An outside irregular dealer in stocks, who is not a member of the exchange. [Cant] (b) One who applies for the allotment of shares in new projects, with a view to sell immediately at a premium, and not to hold the stock. [Cant] 5. (Zo["o]l.) The European wren. [Prov. Eng.] {Stag beetle} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of lamellicorn beetles belonging to {Lucanus} and allied genera, especially {L. cervus} of Europe and {L. dama} of the United States. The mandibles are large and branched, or forked, whence the name. The lava feeds on the rotten wood of dead trees. Called also {horned bug}, and {horse beetle}. {Stag dance}, a dance by men only. [slang, U.S.] {Stag hog} (Zo["o]l.), the babiroussa. {Stag-horn coral} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of large branching corals of the genus {Madrepora}, which somewhat resemble the antlers of the stag, especially {Madrepora cervicornis}, and {M. palmata}, of Florida and the West Indies. {Stag-horn fern} (Bot.), an Australian and West African fern ({Platycerium alcicorne}) having the large fronds branched like a stag's horns; also, any species of the same genus. {Stag-horn sumac} (Bot.), a common American shrub ({Rhus typhina}) having densely velvety branchlets. See {Sumac}. {Stag party}, a party consisting of men only. [Slang, U. S.] {Stag tick} (Zo["o]l.), a parasitic dipterous insect of the family {Hippoboscid[ae]}, which lives upon the stag and in usually wingless. The same species lives also upon the European grouse, but in that case has wings.
\Stag\, v. i. (Com.) To act as a ``stag'', or irregular dealer in stocks. [Cant]
\Stag\, v. t. To watch; to dog, or keep track of. [Prov. Eng. or Slang] --H. Kingsley.

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