fag-end definition

  • noun:
    • last remnant
    • frayed end of a length of cloth or rope
    • The unsmoked end of a cigarette or cigar
    • a finish of poorer quality, or perhaps in a spoiled condition, while the coarser end of an internet of cloth, the untwisted end of a rope, etc.
    • The refuse or meaner element of everything.
    • The end of an internet of fabric in which it's secured to the loom and it is consequently harsh and unfinished and disfigured with holes. Its customary to allow customers to exclude it from the dimension of whatever they buy.
    • The latter or meaner part of anything; the very end: used in contempt.
    • Nautical, the untwisted end of a rope.
    • the frayed end of a length of cloth or line
    • enough time associated with the last part of some thing

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