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Etymology 1[edit]

Diminutive of Agnes or Agatha, +‎ -ie.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. A diminutive of the female given names Agnes and Agatha.
    • 1876 Annie Howells Fréchette, Reuben Dale, Galaxy, W.C. and F.P.Church, 1876, page 394
      "Why do you call Mrs. Stone Aggie? Agnes is such a beautiful name, it is a shame to nick it in that way." Then, quickly regretting his impatience, he added, "You would not have been jealous, would you, Jenny?"
  2. A female given name

Etymology 2[edit]

A diminutive shortening of agricultural, from the names of any of several land-grant colleges in the US.


Aggie (plural Aggies)

  1. (US) An agricultural school, such as one of the state land-grant colleges. Many times, these schools will have "A&M" in their name as an abbreviation for "Agricultural and Mechanical"
  2. (US) A student or alumnus of such a school.

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