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1An agriculturalist, specifically a student at an agricultural college. Frequently (and in earliest use): a member of a sports team from such a college; (in plural) the team itself.
2An agricultural institution or college (often as the nickname of a specific institution).
Of or belonging to an Aggy or Aggies; relating to an agricultural college, department, team, etc.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in The New York Times. From ag + -y.
A type of highly-prized playing marble made of agate or variegated glass resembling agate.
Late 19th century. From ag- + -y.
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