Jolly Roger

Jol·ly Rog·er

noun \ˈjä-lē-ˈrä-jər\

Definition of JOLLY ROGER

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


probably from 1jolly + the name Roger
First Known Use: circa 1785


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