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stag night

A groom's outing with his male friends before his wedding; a bachelor party. Mark knew that his stag night had gotten out of control when the police arrived.
See also: night, stag

stag party

A groom's outing with his male friends before his wedding; a bachelor party. Mark knew that his stag party had gotten out of control when the police arrived.
See also: party, stag

go stag

to go to an event (which is meant for couples) without a member of the opposite sex. (Originally referred only to males.) Is Tom going to take you, or are you going stag? Bob didn't want to go stag, so he took his sister to the party.
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a stag night/party

a party for a man who is going to get married, to which only his male friends are invited On Keith's stag night, his friends left him tied to a lamp-post in Trafalgar Square, wearing only his underpants.
See also: night, stag

go stag

  (American)
if a man goes stag to a social event, he goes without a woman He usually prefers to go stag to parties.
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go stag

Go unaccompanied by a person of the opposite sex to a social event, as in John decided to go stag to his roommate's party, or Some of the girls are going stag to the dance. Although this term originally applied only to men attending an event without a woman companion, it is now applied to women as well. [c. 1900]
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stag party

A social gathering for men exclusively, often involving entertainment considered unsuitable for women. For example, They wanted to give him a stag party before the wedding but John wasn't interested. This idiom uses stag in the sense of "a man unaccompanied by a woman." [c. 1850]
See also: party, stag

stag

1. mod. having to do with someone going to a party without a date. (Originally said of a male.) A bunch of the guys got together and went stag to the dance.
2. mod. having to do with a gathering for men only. The party is stag, so Tom and I are going together.

stag line

n. a line of dateless men at a dance. The guys in the stag line looked so forlorn. She suddenly wanted to do something to make them all happy.
See also: line, stag

stag-party

n. a party for men only. (Thought to be raunchy.) They hired a stripper for the stag-party—you know, the kind that jumps out of a cake.

stag line

Unattached men at a dance. Men who had no date for a dance but still wanted to go would stand along one wall and either ask unattached women to dance or cut in on a couple that was dancing. Going stag to a dance had no unpleasant connotation. Not so for unattached females, known as “wallflowers.” True or not, wallflowers were suspected of not being popular enough to attract a date.
See also: line, stag
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Slowly rising to my feet, I pulled my bowstring back to full draw and cautiously approached the stag.
Bizarre tales included a husbandto-be dressed as a cow, a stag party spending 10,000 euros on bottles of booze in a Prague strip club, one stag downing a whole bottle of cherry vodka through a snorkel and another occasion involving a pint of urine.
A spokesperson at The Stag Company can conclude from this game:
And although, inevitably, there's quite often a certain amount of drinking involved, these days, stag dos and hen parties are becoming ever more sophisticated, including everything from a day out at the races to once in a lifetime experiences; a fun-filled weekend with friends to a full-blown foreign holiday.
And again, true to form for the disorganisation of the traditional stag do, it was muggins here who made the calls and ended up getting them booked in.
Nature is inspiring decor, and a veritable menagerie of creatures, from stags to foxes, is running wild in on-trend rooms.
With more and more people opting for an organised stag or hen party and June being the beginning of wedding season, it seems May is always a favourable time to plan a hen or stag weekend.
Cllr Michna said he was disappointed the Stag was not being included especially when it was within a few yards of the proposed conservation area boundary.
Hypnotic Stag was owned by amiable racecourse bookmaker Fred Honour, who always had a fag on the go.
Only about 1,000 people head to the North Pole each year, and Last Night of Freedom says it is offering the world's first-ever stag trip there.
At one point he was running around a tree trying to avoid the stag, and later resorted to climbing the tree.
The stag appears to be standing in water with its reflection underneath, to link it to the nearby River Leven, Firth of Clyde and Loch Lomond.
Following the tremendously successful debut of its Red Stag by Jim Beam Black Cherry bourbon, Beam Inc.
In the first minute of the second half, Stag Connor Blandin, a junior defender, hammered the ball from 30 yards out.
The typical hunting strategy is spot and-stalk, but grunting sounds that imitate a rutting stag can stop a stag or draw him closer for a clean shot.