blag

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See also: Blag and bläg

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Perhaps from French blague (joke, tall story), blaguer (to joke)[1], from Old Occitan blagar (to chat).

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

  1. (Britain, informal, transitive) To obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion.
    Synonyms: obtain, sponge
    Can I blag a fag?
  2. (Britain, informal, specifically) To obtain confidential information by impersonation or other deception.
    Synonym: pretext
    The newspaper is accused of blagging details of Gordon Brown's flat purchase from his solicitors.
  3. (Polari) To pick up someone.
  4. (Britain, informal, 1960s) To persuade.
    He's blagged his way into many a party.
  5. (Britain, informal, 1940s) To deceive, to perpetrate a hoax on.
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Noun[edit]

blag (plural blags)

  1. (Britain, 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. (Britain criminal slang) An armed robbery.

Adjective[edit]

blag (comparative more blag, superlative most blag)

  1. (Britain, informal) Fake, not genuine.
    You’re wearing a blag designer shirt!
    Synonym: fake
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Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in xkcd: "Mispronouncing".

Noun[edit]

blag (plural blags)

  1. (humorous) Misspelling of blog.

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Antillean Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French blague.

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blag

  1. joke

German Low German[edit]

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blag

  1. Alternative spelling of blaag

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bolgъ.

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

  1. mild, gentle, soft

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Further reading[edit]

  • blag” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bolgъ.

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blȃg (comparative blážji or blȃžji, superlative nȁjblážji or nȁjblȃžji)

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