Jolly Roger

[roj-er]

noun

a flag flown by pirates, having the device of a white skull and crossbones on a black field.

Origin of Jolly Roger

First recorded in 1775–85

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British Dictionary definitions for jolly roger

Jolly Roger

noun

the traditional pirate flag, consisting of a white skull and crossbones on a black field
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Culture definitions for jolly roger

Jolly Roger

A black flag with a white skull and crossbones, flown in past centuries by pirate ships.

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