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[fɪɡ], (Noun)

- a soft pear-shaped fruit with sweet dark flesh and many small seeds, eaten fresh or dried.

- the deciduous Old World tree or shrub which bears figs.

- not give a fig

Middle English: from Old French figue, from Provençal fig(u)a, based on Latin ficus

[fɪɡ], (Verb)

- dress up (someone) to look smart
(e.g: he was figged out as fine as fivepence, with white trousers and rings and chains)

- full fig

late 17th century: variant of obsolete feague ‘liven up’ (earlier ‘whip’); perhaps related to German fegen ‘sweep, thrash’; compare with fake. An early sense of the verb was ‘fill the head with nonsense’; later (early 19th century) ‘cause (a horse) to be lively and carry its tail well (by applying ginger to its anus)’; hence ‘smarten up’

definition by Oxford Dictionaries

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