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It’s no secret that pirates had their own way of life
when they sailed the open seas. They had their own customs, their own way of
dressing, and even their own language. While they mostly spoke English, it was a
different type of English and it was spoken in different tones. They generally
spoke in deep, gruff voices. They would use two adjectives to describe
everything. For instance, a beautiful woman would be, “A fine, fair lass.” And
they omitted the letters “g” and “v” from their vocabulary. So “rowing” would
become “rowin” and “ever” would become “e’er.” Check out the pirate terms listed
below to understand the pirate’s language and to find out just what the heck
they were trying to say.
- Ahoy!: Hello!
- Arrr: I agree or I am happy!
- Bilge Rat: This was a term used to insult.
- Black Spot: A person would be marked with a
Black Spot when they were the next to be killed.
- Booty: Treasure.
- Bung Hole: This referred to how the food was
stored on a ship. All food was stored in wooden barrels. The stopper is the
bung and the hole that the stopper fits into is the bung hole.
- Buccaneer: A pirate that answers to no one and
follows no one else’s rules.
- Cat o’ Nine Tails: This was a whip that was
designed to punish those that betrayed pirates. It could be used on another
- Corsair: This is a pirate who would sail the
- Davy Jones’ Locker: This refers to the bottom
of the sea, where the souls of dead men go.
- Doubloons: Pieces of gold.
- Fiddler’s Green: This is the heaven that is
reserved especially for pirates and pirates believed that is where they went
after they died.
- Furner: This is a ship that a pirate owned and
was different from a ship that was attacked.
- Gentlemen o’ Fortune: This was a nicer term for
- Grog: This was a pirate’s favourite drink.
- Landlubber: Someone who loved life on land and
was not accustomed to the life aboard a ship.
- Lass: A woman.
- Matey: A fellow pirate, or a friend.
- Me Beauty: A beautiful woman.
- Me Hearty: Another term for a shipmate or a
- Pieces o’ Eight: These were pieces of silver
that could be cut into eight pieces to make smaller amounts of money.
Pirates were rewarded with pieces o’ eight from their captain.
- Privateer: A pirate that was hired by the
- Scallywag: A bad person.
- Scurvy Dog: An insult of the worst kind.
- Shiver Me Timbers!: This was an expression used
by pirates when they were caught by surprise. It was usually shouted.
- Smartly: To do something “smartly” is to do
- Son of a Biscuit Eater: This was a term that
pirates used to snidely refer to a son of a sailor.
- Sprogs: New pirates that had not yet been
trained on the ship.
- Squadron: A group of ten or less pirate ships
that were going to war.
- Squiffy: An insult used to brand someone as
- Swashbuckin: A term pirates would use for
cursing and sailing the seas.
- Sweet Trade: This is the term that pirates
would use for piracy.
- Thar: This is the opposite meaning of “here.”
Such as, “I be seein’ it over thar.”
- Yo-ho-ho: This was the sound pirate’s made when
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