blag

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French blague (joke, tall story), from Old Provençal blagar (to chat).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

blag (third-person singular simple present blags, present participle blagging, simple past and past participle blagged)

  1. (UK, informal, transitive) To obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion.
  2. (UK, informal) More specifically, to obtain confidential information by impersonation or other deception.
    The newspaper is accused of blagging details of Gordon Brown's flat purchase from his solicitors.
  3. (UK, informal, transitive) To beg, to cadge.
    Can I blag a fag?
  4. (UK, informal, transitive) To steal.
  5. (Polari) To pick up someone.
  6. (UK, informal, 1960s) To persuade.
    He's blagged his way into many a party.
  7. (UK, informal, 1940s) To deceive, to perpetrate a hoax on.
Broom icon.svg A user suggests that this entry be cleaned up.
Please see the discussion on Requests for cleanup(+) or the talk page for more information and remove this template after the problem has been dealt with.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (obtain by deceit, especially information): pretext

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

blag (plural blags)

  1. (UK, informal) A means of obtaining something by trick or deception.
    A good blag to get into a nightclub is to walk in carrying a record box.
  2. (UK criminal slang) An armed robbery.

Adjective[edit]

blag (comparative more blag, superlative most blag)

  1. (UK, informal) Fake, not genuine.
    You’re wearing a blag designer shirt!

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

External links[edit]


German Low German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blag

  1. Alternative spelling of blaag.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bolgъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

blȃg (definite blȃgī, comparative blȁžī, Cyrillic spelling бла̑г)

  1. mild, gentle, soft

Declension[edit]