Jolly Roger

Jolly Roger

[roj-er]
noun
a flag flown by pirates, having the device of a white skull and crossbones on a black field.

Origin:
1775–85

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Jolly Roger
 
n
the traditional pirate flag, consisting of a white skull and crossbones on a black field

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Jolly Roger definition


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

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