Before a man gets married he is referred to as the 'stag'; what are his comrades called?

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    Do you mean at a stag party? What are the other party-goers called?
    – Kit Z. Fox
    Commented Jun 9, 2011 at 19:41
  • @Kit - yeah, that's what I mean.
    – ninjaPixel
    Commented Jun 9, 2011 at 19:45
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    His wingmen? :P
    – BBischof
    Commented Jun 9, 2011 at 21:14
  • The stag's mate is the doe :)
    – F'x
    Commented Jun 9, 2011 at 23:32
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    Staggerers, by the end of the night. Commented Jun 10, 2011 at 1:13

2 Answers 2


Can't find anything other than male friends or men:

stag party |støg ˈpɑrdi|
a celebration held for a man shortly before his wedding, attended by his male friends only.
• any party attended by men only.



Well, now, hold on. This (from an 1897 slang dictionary) might be getting us somewhere:


If there's anything to this etymology, then it's quite clear that the other stag partygoers are the feeble fools of the herd.


A (new ?) humorous usage via the movie "The Hangover" is the wolfpack.

  • I like that! Maybe this one will stick :)
    – ninjaPixel
    Commented Jun 11, 2011 at 15:27

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