burgee

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noun bur·gee \ˌbər-ˈjē, ˈbər-ˌ\

Definition of burgee

  1. 1 :  a swallow-tailed flag used especially by ships for signals or identification

  2. 2 :  the usually triangular identifying flag of a yacht club

Origin and Etymology of burgee

perhaps from French dialect bourgeais shipowner


First Known Use: 1750

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