Stars and Stripes


plural in form but singular in construction
: the flag of the United States having 13 alternately red and white horizontal stripes and a blue union with white stars representing the states

Examples of Stars and Stripes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The flag was unfortunately puny in comparison to the proudly waving Stars and Stripes, but the significance of the moment was not diminished. Dawn Ennis, Forbes, 19 June 2021 Last year Stars and Stripes Honor Flight flew 1,263 veterans from southeastern Wisconsin to the nation's capital. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Stars and Stripes was in 1809

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“Stars and Stripes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Stars and Stripes

singular or plural noun
: the flag of the U.S.

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