Jolly-roger definition

A black flag bearing the emblematic white skull and crossbones of a pirate ship.
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(historical) A black flag of pirates, with white skull and crossbones.
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The traditional flag used on European and American pirate ships; often pictured as a white skull and crossbones on a black field; the blackjack.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jolly-roger
Plural:
jolly-rogers

Origin of jolly-roger

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition