Origin of banner
British Dictionary definitions for banner ad (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for banner ad (2 of 2)
Word Origin for banner
Word Origin and History for banner ad
c.1200, from Old French baniere (Modern French bannière) "flag, banner, standard," from Late Latin bandum "standard," borrowed from a West Germanic cognate of Gothic bandwa "a sign" (see band (n.2)). Figurative use from early 14c. Of newspaper headlines, from 1913.