Pirate Sayings, Pirate Words & Pirate Quotes

Fun And Fabulous Pirate Sayings
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Pirate lingo will help everyone to get into the mood of walking, talking, and acting like a pirate.

Whether you're in need of some pirate words for "International Talk Like A Pirate Day" on September 19, or you're going to a pirate theme party, we've got some of the best phrases to help you with your pirate talk.

If you are hosting a pirate party and are looking for some Pirate Party Ideas, here's a lot of great options for invitations, decorations, costumes, ye ole' pirate food, cakes, and favors.

Meanwhile, here's some ideas to convince even Blackbeard himself that you are truly a man of the sea. These are some of the most popular and easy pirate sayings to learn:
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  • Aaarrrggghhh - Hello, good-bye, disgust.

  • Ahoy - Hello!

  • Ahoy Matey - Hello my friend!

  • Ahoy Me Hearties! - Hello my friend!

  • Avast - Stop.

  • Aye - Yes.

  • Aye Aye - I'll get right on it.

  • Barter - Trade goods or services.

  • Belay - Stop that.

  • Black Flag - Jolly Roger - skull and crossbones.

  • Black Spot - Mark someone for death.

  • Blimey - Surprise.

  • Blow Me Down - Expression of shock and disbelief.

  • Blow The Man Down - Command to kill someone.

  • Booty - Loot or treasure.

  • Buccaneer - Pirate.

  • Bucko - Buccaneer.

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  • Cap'n - Captain.

  • Cat O' Nine Tails - A whip with 9 strands.

  • Crow's Nest - Small platform neat top of a mast where lookout stands.

  • Davy Jones' Locker - The bottom of the sea.

  • Dead Man's Chest - Coffin.

  • Dead Men Tell No Tales - Leave no survivors.

  • Dog - Friendly insult.

  • Fair Winds! - Good-bye, good luck.

  • Feed The Fish - What you do when you're thrown into the sea.

  • Flogging - Whipping.

  • Gangway - Get out of my way!

  • Grog - Alcoholic drink.

  • Grub - Food.

  • Head - Ship's toilet.

  • Heave Ho - To give it muscle and a push.

  • Hornswoggle - Cheat.

  • Jolly Roger - Pirate flag.

  • Lad - Young boy.

  • Landlubber - Someone who doesn't go to sea and stays on land.

  • Lass - Young girl or young woman.

  • Lily-Livered - Coward.

  • Matey - Shipmate or friend.

  • Me - My.

  • Me Proud Beauty - Pretty woman.

  • Mutiny - Open rebellion.

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  • Old Salt - Experienced sailor.

  • Pillage - Rob or plunder.

  • Poop Deck - Part of the ship farthest to the back, usually above Captain's quarters.

  • Powder Monkey - Boy in charge of bringing gunpowder to gunner.

  • Sea Dog - Old pirate or sailor.

  • Scallywag - Scoundrel or troublemaker.

  • Shark Bait - Anyone thrown overboard without a life jacket.

  • Ship-Shape - Cleaned up and under control.

  • Shiver Me Timbers! - Surprise.

  • Son Of A Biscuit Eater - Insult directed at someone you don't like.

  • Swabbies - Insult.

  • Thar - There.

  • Thar She Blows - Whale sighting.

  • Walk The Plank - Punishment. Person walks off board over the side of the ship.

  • Weigh Anchor - Pull up the anchor.

  • Wench - Woman.

  • Ye - You.

  • Yo Ho Ho - Pirate laugh.


Now that ye got a few key pirate words under yer belt, throw on yer pirate best, patch yer eye, pop a parrot on yer shoulder, and get ready to par-tay!

When all else fails, throw in a "ye" instead of "you"; a "yer" instead of "your"; an "aye" instead of "yes"; a "nay" instead of "no"; and a "we be pillagin', plunderin' etc." instead of We are going to pillage, plunder, etc."

You'll also want to be sure to work on your pirate accent so ye don't be soundin' like a landlubber. Remember, insults are a key part to using pirate lingo and pirate sayings. So don't forget to have a bit of a salty tongue when ye open yer trap to speak forth yer pearls of wisdom.

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