flagstaff

[ flag-staf, -stahf ]
/ ˈflægˌstæf, -ˌstɑf /

noun, plural flag·staves, flag·staffs.


Nearby words

  1. flagrantly,
  2. flags,
  3. flagship,
  4. flagstad,
  5. flagstad, kirsten,
  6. flagstick,
  7. flagstone,
  8. flaherty,
  9. flaherty, robert joseph,
  10. flail

Origin of flagstaff

First recorded in 1605–15; flag1 + staff1

Flagstaff

[ flag-staf, -stahf ]
/ ˈflægˌstæf, -ˌstɑf /

noun

a city in central Arizona. About 6900 feet (2100 meters) high.
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Word Origin and History for flagstaff

flagstaff

n.

1610s, from flag (n.) + staff (n.). The settlement in Arizona, U.S., so called for a July 4, 1876, celebration in which a large flag was flown from a tall tree.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper