Skip to main content

Word of the Day – Blag

By February 21, 2017Word of the Day

Blag (verb)


Manage to obtain (something, or information) by using persuasion or guile: Steal (something) in a violent robbery or raid.

With its origin coming from the French blaguer ‘tell lies’ this word is also used as a noun: An act of using persuasion or guile to obtain something: A violent robbery or raid.

Example sentences

“Convincing the manager you deserve a refund and swaying the librarian to waive your overdue fees – these are blags, times when we use our tongues to make our lives easier.”

“The blaggers blagged the jewels in the biggest blag I’ve ever seen.”

Leave your vote

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.