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Definition of the Jolly Roger noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Jolly Roger

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a black flag with a white skull and crossbones on it, used in the past by pirates Word Origin late 18th cent.: of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: the Jolly Roger