frag (v.) by 1970, U.S. military slang, from slang noun shortening of fragmentation grenade (1918). Related: Fragged; fragging.
Fragging is a macabre ritual of Vietnam in which American enlisted men attempt to murder their superiors. The word comes from the nickname for hand grenades, a weapon popular with enlisted men because the evidence is destroyed with the consummation of the crime. ["Saturday Review," Jan. 8, 1972]

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  • frag — frag·i·lar·ia; frag·ile; frag·ile·ly; frag·men·tal; frag·men·tal·ize; frag·men·tar·i·ly; frag·men·tar·i·ness; frag·men·ta·rism; frag·men·tary; frag·men·tate; frag·men·ta·tion; frag·ment·ist; frag·ment·iza·tion; frag·ment·ize; suf·frag·ette;… …   English syllables

  • frag — [frag] 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. □ I saw some creeps frag a guy once …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • frag — ☆ frag [frag ] vt. fragged, fragging [< frag(mentation grenade)] Mil. Slang to intentionally kill or wound (one s superior officer, etc.), esp. with a hand grenade …   English World dictionary

  • frag — (fr[a^]g), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {fragged} (fr[a^]gd); p. pr. & vb. n. {fragging}.] [by shortening from fragmentation grenade; ca. 1965.] (Mil.) To assault, especially to kill or wound, with a fragmentation grenade. [Slang] Note: This term became… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frag — Als Frag [ fræɡ] (auch: Kill, Score) bezeichnet man in Computerspielen das Töten einer virtuellen Spielfigur.[1] Frag ist eine Ersatzbezeichnung für den Tod, da der Tod in Computerspielen meistens nicht permanent ist und Spieler zeitnah wieder in …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Frag — Fragged redirects here. For the episode of Battlestar Galactica see Fragged (Battlestar Galactica). Frag may refer to: *Fragmentation grenade, in military, a type of hand grenade *Frag (military), assassination of an unpopular member of one s own …   Wikipedia

  • Frag — Dans le jargon des jeux vidéo, un frag désigne l élimination d un adversaire dans les jeux vidéo de tir subjectif (first person shooter ou FPS) ou dans certains MMORPG. Une personne qui frag est un fragueur. Dans les FPS, le mode match à mort… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • FRAG — Das 3. Rundfunk Urteil des Bundesverfassungsgerichtes vom 16. Juni 1981 bezeichnet in der deutschen Rechtswissenschaft das dritte in einer Reihe von zwölf Urteilen des BVerfG zur Rundfunkfreiheit. Zentraler Begriff dieses Urteils ist die „Freie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • frag — FRAG1, fragi, s.m. Mică plantă erbacee din familia rozaceelor, cu tulpină scurtă, cu frunze dispuse în rozetă, cu flori albe şi cu fructe mici, conice, roşii sau albicioase, comestibile (Fragaria vesca). ♢ Compus: frag de câmp = căpşun. – Din… …   Dicționar Român

  • frag — /ˈfræg/ (say frag) (in computer games) –noun 1. the killing of the other player s representation: to score a frag. –verb (t) (fragged, fragging) 2. to kill (the other player s representation). {US Military; shortened form of fragmentation… …   Australian English dictionary

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