Arr, ahoy, matey!
Is that pretty much the limit of your pirate lingo? With perhaps a shiver me timbers in the wings if you need it? With so many excellent pirate terms, don’t stop there!
Here’s a robust pirate vocab list to make your weekend pirating just a little more authentic.
We start with parlay. In the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, parley (sometimes rendered parlay) is part of the pirate’s code of conduct, involving negotiation with enemies under a truce
A parley is a “discussion, conference,” also a verb for holding such a conference (or, more generally “to talk.”) It comes form the French parler, “to speak.”