Rose (ffantastik) wrote in little_details,
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fag as slang for cigarette

Story is set in an American summer camp for girls in the late 1980s, in New Hampshire. One of the characters is a British girl, about 17 years old, of significant wealth. Her mother went to this camp as a child, and arranges to send her there as a counselor; she wants her daughter to have a real American summer experience.

Would this British girl use the word fag for cigarette? I did search slang dictionaries, and while its obviously clear that the word fag is slang for cigarette (and of course i've seen other authors use this term), the history of the word is pretty muddled. What I want to know is if someone of this age and class would use that word in the late 80s. And if she wouldn't use fag, is there some other slang term for cigarette that she might use?

Thanks!
Tags: 1980-1989, ~cigarettes, ~languages: english: uk
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