Definition of burgee
1 : a swallow-tailed flag used especially by ships for signals or identification
2 : the usually triangular identifying flag of a yacht club
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Outside was given a nautical motif with burgees placed in flowering pots, flags hanging from railings highlighting blue-and-white life preservers personalized with the debs' names.
The county seal appears on a light blue burgee, which is considered to be the first Ohio county flag that is the same shape as the Ohio flag.
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Origin and Etymology of burgee
perhaps from French dialect bourgeais shipowner
First Known Use: 1750See Words from the same year
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