See also: Blag and bläg

EnglishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

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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NounEdit

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.

AdjectiveEdit

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 2Edit

First attested in xkcd: "Mispronouncing".

NounEdit

blag (plural blags)

  1. (humorous) Misspelling of blog.

Etymology 3Edit

Tagalog blag

InterjectionEdit

blag

  1. (Philippines) An onomatopoeia for the sound of a falling strike.

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Antillean CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French blague.

NounEdit

blag

  1. joke

German Low GermanEdit

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blag

  1. Alternative spelling of blaag

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bolgъ.

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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 readingEdit

  • blag” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SloveneEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *bolgъ.

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

  1. mild, gentle, soft