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debagging

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(Verb) Present participle of the verb debag
Removing someone’s trousers by force in order to humiliate him
Usage: (1) These same girls went on to describe the dreadful shame attached to a boy who loses face in contest with the girls. The practice of 'debagging' a boy - a mob pulling his trousers and underpants off him - was a popular form of attack.
-- Neil Duncan: Sexual bullying (Routledge)
(2) "I was thinking of my father," said Miss Carlton apologetically. "He so disliked what they called aesthetes in his day, you know. Very intolerant, I'm afraid. My brother too - he used to tell me how he and his friends would go around de-bagging them when he was up at Oxford. I must say I always found the story distasteful."
"What?" said the girl.
"Taking their trousers off," said Miss Carlton, "to indicate disapproval."
"I think that's disgusting," said the girl.
-- Penelope Lively: Pack of cards (Grove Press, 1999)

debagging rate
(Noun) 1)) Noun derived from the verb debag
The practice of humiliating someone by forcibly stripping him of his trousers (bags), a popular and effective punishment for boys who offend their peers. Unlike pantsing, which in its modern sense involves pulling down a victim’s trousers in a surprise attack from behind, debagging properly means overpowering the victim and removing his trousers in spite of his efforts to retain them, though it is sometimes used as a synonym for pantsing.
Usage: (1) The older girls were also aware of debagging as a way of getting at boys
--Neil Duncan: Sexual bullying (Routledge)
(2) "I suppose debagging's a kind of symbolic castration," said Trevor, "a way of telling someone he's not fit to be a man .. or a boy. It's not just the embarrassment of being partially naked, it's the humiliation of being stripped of masculine dignity, made into a sort of mock eunuch. That's probably why it's such an effective punishment…"
--Robin Gordon: Brian's saga (Auksford)
(3) When I was a schoolboy in England, the cultural pursuit was "debagging", i.e, removing the trousers of the unfortunate victim and hanging them, flag-like, out the train window. Basically a harmless antic, unless you happen to let go of the trousers, in which case the victim had to explain to his mother why he had arrived home without them.
-- Contribution to an Internet discussion group

debagging rate
(Noun) (2) An individuual act of removing someine's trousers by force, of, in more recent usage, of pulling down someone's trousers from behind. Derived from the verb debag. Plural: debaggings
Usage: (1) Unfortunately for the girls, the benefits of scaring a few 'wimpy lads' by occasional debaggings or beatings was not likely to stop the rare attacks from the truly nasty boys, the 'nutters'.
--Neil Duncan: Sexual bullying (Routledge)
(2) So I turned to Geoff and I said, This calls for a debagging!
"He just nodded, so we rushed at David. Terry gave a squeal and fled. We grabbed David and tipped him on to the floor, then Geoff sat on him while I whipped his shoes and trousers off.
--Robin Gordon: Brian's saga (Auksford)
(3) At New College he had kept his own hunting stable, an ostentation earning a
remarkable number of debaggings to teach him a proper understanding of his station
Stuart Sayers: Ned Herring: A Life of Lieutenant-General the Honourable Sir Edmund Herring (Hyland House in association with the Australian War Memorial Canberra, 1980)


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