- gagge (obsolete)
From Middle English gaggen, possibly imitative or perhaps related to or influenced by Old Norse gaghals ("with head thrown backwards"; > Norwegian dialectal gag (“bent backwards”)), from Proto-Germanic *gaga (“bent backwards”).
- Rhymes: -æɡ
gag (plural gags)
- A device to restrain speech, such as a rag in the mouth secured with tape or a rubber ball threaded onto a cord or strap.
- (law) An order or rule forbidding discussion of a case or subject.
- A joke or other mischievous prank.
2012 May 20, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Marge Gets A Job” (season 4, episode 7; originally aired 11/05/1992)”, The Onion AV Club:
- We all know how genius “Kamp Krusty,” “A Streetcar Named Marge,” “Homer The Heretic,” “Itchy & Scratchy: The Movie” and “Mr. Plow” are, but even the relatively unheralded episodes offer wall-to-wall laughs and some of the smartest, darkest, and weirdest gags ever Trojan-horsed into a network cartoon with a massive family audience.
- A convulsion of the upper digestive tract.
- (archaic) A mouthful that makes one retch or choke.
- a gag of mutton fat
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Lamb to this entry?)
- (intransitive) To experience the vomiting reflex.
- He gagged when he saw the open wound.
- (transitive) To cause to heave with nausea.
- (transitive) To restrain someone's speech by blocking his or her mouth.
1905, Baroness Emmuska Orczy, chapter 1, The Fate of the Artemis:
- “[…] Captain Markam had been found lying half-insensible, gagged and bound, on the floor of the sitting-room, his hands and feet tightly pinioned, and a woollen comforter wound closely round his mouth and neck ; whilst Mrs. Markham's jewel-case, containing valuable jewellery and the secret plans of Port Arthur, had disappeared. […]”
- The victims could not speak because the burglar had gagged them with duct tape.
- (transitive, figuratively) To restrain someone's speech without using physical means.
- When the financial irregularities were discovered, the CEO gagged everyone in the accounting department.
- (transitive, intransitive) To pry or hold open by means of a gag.
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (transitive, US military, slang) To smoke: to order a recruit to exercise until they gag.
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gag m (plural gags)
gag m (plural gags)
- gag (joke)