union jack


Definition of union jack

1 : a jack consisting of the union of a national ensign
2 capitalized U&J : the state flag of the United Kingdom consisting of the union of the British national ensign

Examples of union jack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web AJ McLean was Scary Spice in fierce cheetah print, Brian Littrell was Sporty Spice in track pants and Howie Dorough was Ginger Spice in a union jack dress. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "The Backstreet Boys dressed as the Spice Girls to celebrate 'girl power'," 9 May 2018 Feel free to turn your home into a literal union jack even. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "How to Host the Ultimate Royal Wedding Viewing Party," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of union jack

1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Union jack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/union%20jack. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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