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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.
See also: stag

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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