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aggie

1. noun A student specializing in agricultural studies, usually at a college, especially Texas A&M. (The "A" in the school's name stands for "agriculture.") He's always had an interest in farming, so I'm not surprised to hear that he became an aggie.
2. noun An agricultural futures contract, as on the stock market. (This is a type of financial contract in which the assets are related to farming, specifically to crops or animals.) How are the aggies doing this quarter? How much money do we stand to make?
3. noun A playing marble made from or resembling agate (a type of quartz). The kids are having a blast playing with my old aggies.
4. adjective A shortening of the word "agricultural." I'm sick of this aggie program—I think I want to major in something else.

aggie

(ˈægi)
1. mod. agricultural. She spent a year at some aggie college, but didn’t like it.
2. n. a student of an agricultural (college) training program. (Specifically, Texas A&M) More and more aggies are going back for their MBAs.
3. n. an agricultural futures contract. (Securities markets. Usually plural.) The March aggies are looking good right now.
4. n. an agate marble or a glass imitation of one. I found the old aggies I played with when I was a kid.
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