fagging

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

fagging

  1. present participle of fag

Noun[edit]

fagging (plural faggings)

  1. (Britain, historical, education) The system in boarding schools whereby younger students acted as servants for older students.
    • 1841, The English Journal (volume 1, page 222)
      We are happy we never had anything to do with faggings and floggings. We can well remember the terrific impression they made on our mind, as our friends were afflicted by them.
    • 1922, Alexander McConnell, ‎William Revell Moody, ‎Arthur Percy Fitt, Record of Christian Work (volume 41, page 343)
      The public schoolboy is taught to bear whippings and faggings without murmuring.