sta·​lag | \ ˈstä-ˌläg How to pronounce stalag (audio) \

Definition of stalag

: a German prison camp for noncommissioned officers or enlisted men broadly : prison camp sense 2

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Recent Examples on the Web To keep captive spirits up in the stalag, the prisoners staged makeshift plays. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "Roy Dotrice, Nimble British Actor Familiar on Both Sides of Atlantic, Dies at 94," 16 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of stalag

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stalag

German, short for Stammlager base camp, from Stamm base + Lager camp

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“Stalag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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