union jack


: a jack consisting of the union of a national ensign
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 In line with the Princess of Wales' attire, the Duchess of Edinburgh also donned a blue and red cape over her gown, a nod to the colors of the union jack. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 7 May 2023 One dessert that stands out from all the cupcakes, cookies and biscuits decorated with crowns and union jacks is the Jack Russel cake, which brings to mind the king and queen consort's two Jack Russell terriers. Karina Zaiets, USA Today, 28 Apr. 2023 This adorable teddy bear wears a crown and has union jack flags on his paws. townandcountrymag.com, 10 Apr. 2023 For example, a ring fabricated as a tribute to the original MINI Cooper uses red, white and blue stones and union jack flag engravings around the band, with a diamond setting based on the vehicle’s famed Minilight alloy wheel design. Jim Gorzelany, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's son, August Brooksbank, made his royal debut at the event, looking adorable in a union jack sweater. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 6 June 2022 Patches on their uniforms displayed a union jack and a swastika. Lindsey Bahr, Detroit Free Press, 26 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of union jack was in 1674

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“Union jack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/union%20jack. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

union jack

: a flag consisting of the part of a national flag that signifies union
especially : a U.S. flag consisting of a blue field with one white star for each state
capitalized U&J : the state flag of the United Kingdom

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