Definition of burgee in US English:

burgee

noun

  • A flag bearing the colors or emblem of a sailing club, typically triangular.

    • ‘Going back, and there's a small hoo-ha because someone's raised a burgee instead of the commodore's pennant.’
    • ‘The committee vessel will be RANSA One or another flying the RANSA burgee.’
    • ‘Following no Roberts Rules of Order, leader Bill Davis took care of business: a discussion on the upcoming summer rendezvous; the group's new burgee; and the need for a new treasurer and newsletter editor.’
    • ‘This powerboater looks forward to knowing I'll have a welcome place at the dinner table the next time I see LISCA burgees rafted up on the Sound.’
    • ‘I will need that photograph of Stephen in his uniform, along with my burgee and membership card, when I sail up to the docks of other yacht clubs.’
    • ‘We exchanged handmade Valentines and flew heart burgees fashioned from old sails, scraps of red cloth and old jacklines for the hoists.’
    banner, standard, ensign, pennant, pennon, banderole, streamer, jack
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Origin

Mid 18th century: perhaps from French bourgeois (see burgess) in the sense ‘owner, master’.

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