Definition of stag noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//stæɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//stæɡ//
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  • a male deer compare buck, doe, hart
  • Word OriginMiddle English (as a noun): related to Old Norse steggr ‘male bird’, Icelandic steggi ‘tomcat’.Idioms (North American English, old-fashioned, informal) (of a man) to go to a party without a partner
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: stag