frag [frag]U.S. Army and Marine Corps Slang. EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), fragged, frag·ging. to kill, wound, or assault (especially an unpopular or overzealous superior) with a. noun .
Origin of frag An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; by shorteningRelated formsfrag·ger, noun Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for frag Historical Examples of frag
The statement about the campaign of Assurdainani is repeated in frag.
This line is repeated with variations as a sort of refrain, Frag.
In the course of time the number of the tribunes was fixed at ten, Frag.
Sextus, in order to get some plausible pretext for the desertion, Frag.
The dwellers in the vicinity, desiring to learn what was revealed by the books, Frag.
British Dictionary definitions for frag frag verb frags, fragging or fragged (tr) US military slang to kill or wound (a fellow soldier or superior officer) deliberately with an explosive device Derived Formsfragging, nounWord Origin for frag C20: short for fragmentation grenade, as used in Vietnam Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for 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] Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper