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stag a stag is the emblem of St Eustace, St Giles, St Hubert, and St Osyth (d. c.700), supposedly protected from the unwanted attentions of her husband by a white stag. The word is recorded from Middle English, and is related to Old Norse steggr ‘male bird’ and Icelandic steggi ‘tomcat’.

From the mid 19th century, stag has been used in Stock Exchange jargon for a person who applies for shares in a new issue with a view to selling at once for a profit.
stag night a celebration held for a man shortly before his wedding, attended by his male friends only.

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stag / stag/ • n. a male deer. ∎  [usu. as adj.] a social gathering attended by men only: a stag event. ∎  a person who attends a social gathering unaccompanied by a partner. • adv. without a partner at a social gathering: a lot of boys went stag. ORIGIN: Middle English (as a noun): related to Old Norse steggr ‘male bird,’ Icelandic steggi ‘tomcat.’

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stag male of the (red) deer XII; (north.) young horse XIV; (dial.) full-grown castrated animal XVII; male of birds; (sl.) informer XVIII. OE. *stacga, *stagga, of unkn. orig.; perh. orig.; ‘male animal in its prime’ (cf. ON. staggr, staggi male bird).

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