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Jolly Roger

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noun Jol·ly Rog·er \ˈjä-lē-ˈrä-jər\

Definition of Jolly Roger

  1. :  a black flag with a white skull and crossbones formerly used by pirates as their ensign



Origin and Etymology of jolly roger

probably from 1jolly + the name Roger


First Known Use: circa 1785


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