"stag" Definition

Definitions for the word "stag" from multiple English dictionaries.

1. n.
1 adult male deer. 2 stock exch. Slang person who applies for new shares, intending to sell at once for a profit. [old english]
Source: Oxford English Dictionary, 1884
2. slang
a shilling.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
3. slang
a term applied during the railway mania to a speculator without capital, who took “scrip” in proposed lines, got the shares up to a premium, and then sold out. Caricaturists represented the house of Hudson, “the Railway King,” at Albert Gate, with a STAG on it, in allusion to this term.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864
4. slang
to see, discover, or watch,—like a STAG at gaze; “STAG the push,” look at the crowd. Also, to dun, or demand payment; to beg.
Source: The Slang Dictionary, 1864

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