frag


frag
   American
   to kill
   A shortened form of fragmentation device, which is a long-winded way of saying hand grenade. The use originated in Vietnam where the grenade was used to kill over-keen or unpopular officers, often white, by conscript GIs, often black. (Some rich white boys evaded conscription, which did not prove to be a bar to at least one, who obtained the appointment of Commander-in-Chief of the US forces. Most blacks had to serve.) Some general use of killing by any means:
    Molly Turner was important to me and you fragged her. (Sanders, 1984 — Molly was murdered)

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  • 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

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