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  1. pretentious but empty talk; nonsense
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Derived Formsblaguer, noun

Word Origin

C19: from French
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Examples from the Web for blague

Historical Examples

  • Once caught by the blague of this misery, Germinie could not cut loose from it.

    Germinie Lacerteux

    Edmond and Jules de Goncourt

  • On this occasion he was only attended by Careless and Colonel Blague.

    Boscobel: or, the royal oak

    William Harrison Ainsworth

  • And what blague, what calling for coffee pour le petit Whistler, pour notre petit Amricain!

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

  • From blague comes the verb blaguer, which the same authority says means "dire des blagues; mentir pour le plaisir de mentir."

  • With this specimen of blague we may leave the caricaturists of France to fight it out with La Censure.