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English

Etymology

Middle English & Middle Dutch pegge, probably cognate and rhymed with Middle English wegge.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
peg

Plural
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  1. A cylindrical wooden, metal etc. object used to fasten or as a bearing between objects.
  2. A protrusion used to hang things on.
  3. (cribbage) A peg moved on a crib board to keep score.

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Verb

Infinitive
to peg

Third person singular
peg

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
g

to peg (third-person singular simple present peg, present participle g, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. To fasten using a peg.
    Let's peg the rug to the floor.
  2. To affix or pin.
    I found a tack and pegged your picture to the bulletin board.
    She lunged forward and pegged him to the wall.
  3. To narrow the cuff openings of a pair of pants so that the legs take on a peg shape.
  4. To throw.
  5. To indicate or ascribe an attribute to. (Assumed to originate from the use of pegs or pins as markers on a bulletin board or a list.)
    He's been pegged as a suspect.
    I pegged his weight at 165.
  6. (cribbage) To move one's pegs to indicate points scored.
  7. (slang) To reach or exceed the maximum value on a scale or gauge.
    We pegged the speedometer across the flats.
  8. (slang, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To engage in anal sex by penetrating one's male partner with a dildo
    • 2007, Violet Blue, The Adventurous Couple's Guide to Strap-On Sex[1], ISBN 157344278X, page 32,  
      When you're pegging him and he gets close to orgasm, you'll observe a number of physical signs []

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Middle English

Noun

peg

  1. peg

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