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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.
See also: stag

stag line

dated A line of single men, dateless men at a dance, 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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Rasmus Aarup Christianson, managing director of Pissup Tours, who organise stag trips to Benidorm, said: "There has been a small increase in hotels that say no.
So, bowhunting strategy generally involves setting up in places where you can ambush stags heading to higher ground in the mornings or coming down to feed in the evenings.
The Birmingham Mail has had a fair share of local stag night tales to raise a few eyebrows.
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.
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.
With less than two minutes left in the game, the Stags just missed winning the contest.
After spotting this monster woodland, Paul jokingly referred to him as the McCormack Stag.
But the Bears dug in and managed to pull a try back when Si Perry broke through and second row Chad Grant proved too elusive for the Stags defence to give the home fans a glimmer of hope at half-time at 18-10 down.
The rut was mostly over, but the deer were still moving and a couple of good stags were more or less located.
If we change our teams to the White Stags, we'll be adopting a beloved symbol of Portland.
But 60% of adults think hen and stag events should be even closer to home, with a local night out.
Dublin topped the list of foreign cities most popular among British stags, despite the city's campaign to shed its image as Europe's "stag capital".
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People were being warned about the dangers of discarded litter yesterday after two stags became entangled in a length of rope while rutting.
However, she admits that certain pubs still do not allow hens or stags into their premises.