fleg

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation respelling of the word "flag", as spoken through a thick Belfast accent. Popularised after the 2012 Belfast City Hall flag protests.

Noun[edit]

fleg (plural flegs)

  1. (Northern Ireland, humorous) flag, and by extension, the Union Flag.
    • 2013, The Blame Game, season 7, episode 2:
      Six weeks of mayhem, because the people who love this flag are going "They've taken my fleg! They've taken my identity! I don't know who I am any more!"

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

fleg (plural flegs)

  1. fright
    • 1780, Robert Burns, Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns[1]:
      She 's gien me mony a jirt an' fleg, Sin' I could striddle owre a rig; But, by the Lord, tho' I should beg Wi' lyart pow, I'll laugh an' sing, an' shake my leg, As lang's I dow!
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