Definition of burgee in English:

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Pronunciation: /bərˈjē/
Pronunciation: /ˈbərjē/


A flag bearing the colors or emblem of a sailing club, typically triangular.
Example sentences
  • We exchanged handmade Valentines and flew heart burgees fashioned from old sails, scraps of red cloth and old jacklines for the hoists.
  • 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.


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

Words that rhyme with burgee


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Syllabification: bur·gee

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