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



BrE BrE//fɪɡ//
; NAmE NAmE//fɪɡ//
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  • a soft sweet fruit that is full of small seeds and often eaten dried a fig tree See related entries: Fruit
  • Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French figue, from Provençal fig(u)a, based on Latin ficus.Idioms
    not care/give a fig (for somebody/something)
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    (old-fashioned, British English, informal) not to care at all about something; to think that something is not important
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fig