Pirate Words and Meanings?

I am doing a report and I need 20 "pirate" words and their meanings. Please remember I need the MEANINGS also, because I'm supposed to make a "pirate" word dictionary.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    These are some of the most typical pirate phrases:

    Aaaarrrrgggghhhh! - exhortation of discontent or disgust

    Ahoy! - Hello!

    Ahoy, Matey - Hello, my friend!

    Ahoy, me Hearties! - the same as saying "Hello, my friends!"

    All hand hoay! - comparable to all hands on deck

    Avast ye - stop and check this out or pay attention

    Aye - yes

    Batten down the hatches - put everything away on the ship and tie everything down because a storm is brewing

    Bilge-sucking - insult

    Blimey! - exhortation of surprise

    Blow me down! - expression of shock of disbelief akin to "Holy Crap!"

    Blow the man down - command to kill someone

    Booty - treasure

    Buccaneer - a pirate

    Bucko - a buccaneer

    Cat O'Nine Tails - a whip with nine strands

    Corsair - pirates in the Mediterranean Sea

    Crow's nest - small platform atop the mast where the lookout stands

    Cutlass - short heavy curved bladed sword used by pirates

    Davy Jones' Locker - fabled, mythical place at the bottom of the ocean where the evil spirit of Davy Jones brings sailor and pirates to die

    Dead men tell no tales - phrase indicating to leave no survivors

    Doubloons - other coins or found in pirate hoards and stashes

    Feed the fish - will soon die

    Hang 'im from the yardarm - punishment of those captured in battle

    Head - the pirate ship's toilet

    Heave Ho - give it some muscle and push it

    Hempen Halter - a noose for hanging

    Hornswaggle - to defraud or cheat out of money or belongings

    Jacob's Ladder - the rope ladder one uses to climb aboard a sloop

    Jolly Roger - pirate's flag including white skull and crossbones over a black field

    Keelhaul - punishment in which a person where dragged underneath the pirate ship from side to side and was lacerated by the barnacles on the vessel

    Lad, lass, lassie - a younger person

    Landlubber - big, slow clumsy person who doesn't know how to sail

    Letters of Marque - letters issue from governments during wartime to privateers endorsing the piracy of another vessel

    Man-O-War - pirate's ship outfitted for battle

    Me - my

    Mizzen - third mast from the bow of the ship on ships that have three or more masts

    Old Salt - an experienced sailor

    Pieces of eight - coins or found in pirate stashes

    Pillage - rob, sack or plunder

    Poop deck - the part of the ship farthest to the back, which is usually above the captain's quarters. This is not the bathroom.

    Privateer - government-sponsored pirates

    Rum - pirate's traditional alcoholic beverage

    Run a shot across the bow - warning shot to another vessel's captain

    Savvy? - do you understand and do you agree?

    Scallywag - mild insult akin to rapscallion or rogue

    Scurvy dog - the pirate is talking directly to you with mild insult

    Scuttle - to sink a ship

    Seadog - old pirate or sailor

    Shark bait - will soon join Davy Jones' Locker

    Shipshape - cleaned up and under control

    Shiver me timbers! - comparable to "Holy Crap!"

    Son of a Biscuit Eater - insult directed towards someone you don't like

    Thar she blows! - Whale sighting

    Three sheets to the wind - someone who is very drunk. One sheet is mildly drunk and four sheets is passed out.

    Walk the plank - punishment in which person walks off a board jutting over the side of the ship while at sea. The consequence is drowning and a visit to Davy Jones' Locker.

    Weigh anchor and hoist the mizzen! - pull up the anchor and the sail and let's get going

    Ye - you

    Yo Ho Ho - cheerful exhortation to demand attention

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