blag

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See also: Blag and bläg

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /blæɡ/
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  • Rhymes: -æɡ

Verb[edit]

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 inveigle by persuasion.
    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.
    • 2014, Echo Freer, Diamond Geezers
      I know your old man's keen for you to learn the ropes an' all that, but let's not forget who's running this blag, shall we?

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. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Etymology 3[edit]

Tagalog blag

Interjection[edit]

blag

  1. (Philippines) An onomatopoeia for the sound of a falling strike. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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Antillean Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French blague.

Noun[edit]

blag

  1. joke

German Low German[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

blag

  1. Alternative spelling of blaag

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bolgъ.

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. mild, gentle, soft
  2. (intensifier, colloquial) any, damn, faintest
    Nemam blage ideje o čemu pričaš!
    I don't have any idea what you're talking about.

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Further reading[edit]

  • blag” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *bolgъ.

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Adjective[edit]

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

  1. mild, gentle, soft

Further reading[edit]

  • blag”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran