1. a magazine.
|Gent.’s Mag. Feb. 103/2: The rest of the evening is past in chit-chat, In admiring the Mag, a song, and all that.|
|Works (1801) V 122: I’ll hire each prostituted Muse, For mags, for newspapers, reviews.‘Out At Last!’|
|Comic Almanack May 92: And farthing folks, with penny mags, / Made people penny wise.|
|(con. 1840s–50s) London Labour and London Poor I 295/1: Odd vols. of old Mags. (magazines), a year or half-year bound together, are capital.|
|F&H].Freres 45: He... is on the staff of I don’t know how many papers and mags [|
|‘’Arry on the Sincerest Form of Flattery’ in Punch 20 Sept. 144/2: Yours Truly writes only to you, and don’t spread hisself out in the Mags.|
|Letters of Ambrose Bierce (1922) 95: I am sending the W. of W. to Scribner’s [...] and if it is not taken shall try the other mags.letter 14 Jun. in Pope|
|DN IV:ii 127: mag, from magazine. ‘May I borrow your mag?’.‘Clipped Words’ in|
|Hangar Happenings Aug. 1: Here’s to the Wag who started this Mag!|
|Sel. Letters (1981) 42: The mag has 65,000 circulation.letter 22 Dec. in Baker|
|Diary I (1950) 26: I mpw have [...] 425 novels in stock plus 300 mags.|
|Pearls Are a Nuisance (1964) 107: I was readin’ a mag., waiting for time to eat.‘Finger Man’ in|
|Dead Ringer 48: She saw my name in Billboard and wrote to me, care of the mag.|
|Absolute Beginners 22: Inside it looked cool and costly [...] Yank mags and indoor plants.|
|Proud Highway (1997) 406: Never snub anybody who might someday write for the voyeur mags.letter 25 Oct. in|
|Blue Movie (1974) 159: Angela Sterling, lithe and round in her famous wrapper of blue brocade [...] which she wore during most of her movie-mag interviews.|
|Train to Hell 12: You’re wondering why I was reading a women’s mag.|
|(con. 1970s) King Suckerman (1998) 66: The porno mags spread around his bedroom.|
|Kill Your Darlings 283: Sports presenters and glossy mag aristos.|
|Observer Mag. 20 Feb. 20/3: Two of his co-stars have taken up with glamorous girlfriends [...] Buckley with a lad’s mag model.|
|Pulling a Train’ [ebook] I was working as an editor for [...] the #2 slick men’s mag in the game at that point.Introduction in|
2. a magazine of bullets.
|(con. 1940s) Gun in My Hand 56: Mick [...] told me to get the bren mags from the pouches of the Kiwi lying outside.|
|(con. 1949) Big Blowdown (1999) 305: Karras hefted the Thompson, pulled back the bolt. ‘How many?’ ‘Thirty-shot mag.’.|
3. magnesium; esp. with ref. to magnesium alloy tires.
|Popular Science June 122: The Navy has high hopes for an F9F it has built with an all-mag wing [HDAS].|
|Property Of (1978) 73: The silver-studded mag wheels, [...] the custom-made wood-and-chrome steering wheel.|
|In La-La Land We Trust (1999) 67: ‘My sixty-five CSi BMW.’ ‘With mag wheels.’.|
|Spidertown (1994) 6: ‘The tinted glass is dope. the four mags gimme speed an’ sleekness.’ [...] ‘The four what?’ ‘The magnesium alloy tires.’.|
|Screen Door Jesus 93: I’m gonna [...] get some chrome reverse mags and balloon tyres.‘A Tinkling Cymbal’ in|
4. (US) a magnum pistol.
|Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) 10: I’ll take four-inchers. Thirty-eights. I’l take a three-fifty-seven mag if I have to.|
|Stand (1990) 149: Two .38s, three .45s, and a .357 Mag.|
|‘187’ [lyrics] A chrome 38, a Fo’ty-fo’ mag, and mack 10.|
|(con. 1964–8) Cold Six Thousand 396: He saw a Mossberg pump. He saw a .45. He saw a .357 mag.|
5. see magazine n.
6. see magsman n. (1)