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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

slang To attend some kind of event without a date. Nah, I'm just going to go stag and dance with my friends.
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stag line

dated A line of single men at a dance who do not have dates and who are waiting to ask women to dance with them. She sauntered into the dance hall in a stunning designer dress, catching the attention of every man in the stag line.
See also: line, 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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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

go ˈstag

(American English, old-fashioned, informal) (of a man) go to a party without a partner: Our dates were sick and we went stag.
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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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But Tom Bourlet, of The Eventa Group, who run stag and hen trips to locations across Europe, said: "Looking back over 2017 compared to 2016, stag bookings in Benidorm are up 17 per cent.
A spokesman said: "The RSPCA is aware of the stag which has been spotted in the Perry Common area of Erdington on Tuesday morning.
took the first two games off Tomislav Pucar (Oilmax Stag Yoddhas) before the Croatian rallied to win the third game in the men's singles as the teams levelled at 6-all.
Mid to late May marks the time of year when stag beetles are likely to be seen, as warmer evenings draw them above ground to find a mate and reproduce.
A third, even louder grunt elicited still no reaction from the bedded stag as I continued to stand there at full draw, staring through my peep sight.
You could simply enjoy a nice meal and some drinks and dancing with your friends, but if you fancy something a bit more extravagant, there's no shortage of companies who will organise the perfect stag or hen event for you.
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.
30, Marks & Spencer, which also has an appropriate Stag Frame Wall Art print, PS35, and Stag cushions from PS12.
High, wide and handsome off the final bend, Hypnotic Stag barely broke sweat in slamming Redwood Girl.
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