Definition of


  1. (noun, shape) a shape that sags
  2. (verb, motion) droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
  3. (verb, motion) cause to sag

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Synonyms of Sag

droop, flag, sag down, swag

Alternate forms of Sag

Derivations: sag

Hyponyms: bag, slouch, slump

Hypernyms: depression, drop, drop down, impression, imprint, sink

Origin of the word Sag

  1. 1392, possibly from a Scand. source related to O.N. sokkva "to sink," or from M.L.G. sacken "to sink" (as dregs in wine), from denasalized derivative of P.Gmc. base *senkwanan "to sink" (see sink). A general North Sea Gmc. word (cf. Du. zakken, Swed. sacka, Dan. sakke). The noun is first recorded 1861. more

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