blague

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See also: blagué

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French blague. Doublet of belly.

Noun[edit]

blague (countable and uncountable, plural blagues)

  1. mendacious boasting; falsehood; humbug

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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for blague in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)

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French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

18th century, from Dutch balg. The sense “joke” (ca. 1800) from the notion of something puffed up, hence vain, fanciful.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /blaɡ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɡ

Noun[edit]

blague f (plural blagues)

  1. pouch, especially for tobacco
  2. joke
    Synonyms: plaisanterie f, (North America) joke f
  3. (Louisiana, Cajun) a penis
    Synonym: pénis m

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Verb[edit]

blague

  1. inflection of blaguer:
    1. first/third-person singular
    2. second-person imperative
    3. first/third-person subjunctive

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Descendants[edit]

  • Italian: blaga, blague
  • Polish: blaga

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Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from French blague.

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Noun[edit]

blague f (plural blagues)

  1. A humorous brag.

References[edit]

  • blague in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana