Pirate Phrases - Famous Pirate Speech, Phrases and Meanings

  • Aye - Yes.
  • Avast - "Stop and pay attention."
  • Ahoy ! - General greeting phrase of the pirates.
  • AhoyMatey / Ahoy, me Hearties! - Same as "hello my friends".
  • Blimey ! - Expression of surprise.
  • Belay -prevent/stop/ignore.
  • Buccaneer /Corsair - Another name for Pirates.
  • Blow me down ! - Expression of disbelief.
  • Booty - Gold, jewels, treasure.
  • Davy Jones' Locker - Legendary place on the bottom of the sea, afterlife for pirates and sailors.
  • Dead men tell no tales - Leave no survivors.
  • Feed the fish - Indicating someone's death.
  • Head - Ship's toilet.
  • Heave Ho - Popular singing phrase.
  • Hornswaggle - Phrase that describes defrauding and cheating someone.
  • Jacob's Ladder - Rope that is used to climb onto ship.
  • Jolly Roger - Pirate flag with skull and bones on it.
  • Lad / lass / lassie - Younger person.
  • Landlubber - person who doesn't know how to sail.
  • Letters of Marque - official government papers that endorse the piracy.
  • Man-O-War - Ship that is outfitted for battle.
  • Marooner - Besides describing person being marooned on a island, it also refers to the man who started his pirate career after deserting from military or slavery.
  • Old Salt / Seadog - Experienced pirate.
  • Privateer - Pirate that is endorsed by government.
  • Savvy ? - "Do you understand and do you agree?"
  • Scallywag / Scurvy dog - insults.
  • Smartly - "Do something quickly."
  • Shark bait - Person who will soon die.
  • Shipshape - Phrase indicating that everything is "cleaned up and under control".
  • Shiver me timbers !- "Holy Crap!"
  • Son of a Biscuit Eater - Insult.
  • Thar she blows ! - Phrase spoken when sighting a whale.
  • Three sheets to the wind - Describing someone drunk.
  • Walk the plank - Death punishment.
  • Yo Ho Ho - Cheerful phrases.
  • Arrack /Bumboo/Grog - Favourite pirate drinks.
  • Cackle Fruit /Doughboy/Hardtack/Junk - Names of favorite pirate foods.
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