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slang To kill a fellow soldier, often a superior, with a grenade or other explosive device. The word is a shortening of "fragmentation grenade," referring to a type of grenade that expels shrapnel over a large area. Someone's going to frag that guy if he keeps treating his men so poorly. A: "He's dead?" B: "Yeah, I heard he got fragged."
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frag

(fræg)
tv. to assassinate an unpopular military officer in Vietnam. (Military.) The guy was so certain that nobody was going to frag him that he got careless and Charlie got him.

fragged

(frægd)
mod. destroyed; ruined. (As if destroyed by a fragmentary bomb.) My clothes are fragged, and I need a haircut.
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The real cause of fragging and suicides is muffled frustration at killing innocent people.
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You won't find it in your Merriam-Webster's College (10th ed.); your Random House Webster's College shows it not; both American Heritage IV and your Microsoft Encarta College agree that fragging implies killing a soldier who is on your side with a frag (mentation) grenade.
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A section of the American population recognized the injustices being perpetrated in the Vietnamese war, and actively worked to oppose it; and among the armed forces, resentment against the war expressed itself in ways ranging from absences without leave to incidents of "fragging" (maiming or murdering, often by means of a fragmentation grenade) unpopular officers.