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Look up faggot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Faggot, fagot, or faggoting may refer to:
faggot or fagot, branch or twig, or bundle of these
Faggot (unit), archaic unit of measurement for bundles of sticks
Death by burning, metonymically referred to by the faggots which fuel the fire
Ashen faggot (or ashton fagot), Christmas wassail tradition in the West Country of England
Faggot (slang), pejorative, now usually for a gay man, also having older and derived pejorative senses
Faggot (food), British meatball commonly made of pork offal
Faggots (novel), 1978 novel by Larry Kramer
Faggoting (metalworking), forge welding a bundle of bars of iron and steel
Faggoting (knitting), variation of lace knitting in which every stitch is a yarn over or a decrease
Faggoting stitch, featherstitch, or Cretan stitch, embroidery stitch used to make decorative seams or to attach insertions
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15, USSR jet fighter with NATO reporting name “Fagot"
9K111 Fagot, an anti-tank guided missile
Fagotto, 16â€² pedal reed organ stop
Faggot cell, blast cell type found in acute promyelocytic leukemia
Faggot voter, hireling eligible to vote as nominal titleholder of part a subdivided property
Eumeta crameri or faggot worm, from the bundles of twigs it binds to itself
Jacob Faggot (1699-1777), Swedish scientist who miscalculated the pitches of the StrÃ¤hle construction”
Of the 17 different variations of the use of the word - only one is derogatory and deemed offensive-eh!