from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A playing marble.
  • n. Informal An agricultural school or college.
  • n. Informal A student enrolled at such a school or college.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Marble or a marble made of agate, or one that looks as if it were made of agate
  • n. An agricultural school, such as one of the state land-grant colleges.
  • n. A student or alumnus of such a school.


ag(ate) + -y3.
ag(ricultural) + -y3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
A diminutive shortening of agate (Wiktionary)
A diminutive shortening of agricultural (Wiktionary)



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