Stars and Bars

noun

plural in form but singular in construction
: the first flag of the Confederate States of America having three bars of red, white, and red respectively and a blue union with white stars in a circle representing the seceded states

Word History

First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Stars and Bars was in 1861

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“Stars and Bars.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stars%20and%20Bars. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

Stars and Bars

noun singular or plural
: the first flag of the Confederate States of America
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