ambervulgarism (ambervulgarism) wrote in linguaphiles,
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British slang for cigarette

Hello! I recently came across a webcomic where the main character referred to his cigarettes as fags. I've never come across this particular bit of slang before and was wondering if anyone here knew the origins. I realize it's British, but I was wondering if anyone could explain how that the two became synonymous.


Edit: Thanks, guys! I found out everything I wanted to know and more! Everyone here is so helpful; this is a great community.
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