Definition of blag in English:


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British informal

verb (blags, blagging, blagged)

[with object]
1Manage to obtain (something) by using persuasion or guile: they blagged two free tickets to France
1.1Manage to obtain (private or confidential information) by impersonation or another method of deception: they were often able to hack phones because they had blagged phone numbers and passwords (as noun blagging) blagging is an offence under the Data Protection Act
2Steal (something) in a violent robbery or raid: I could lie in wait and blag her fur coat


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1An act of using persuasion or guile to obtain something: raising the £6.5 million had been either a heroic achievement by selfless, dedicated humanitarians or the blag of the century
2A violent robbery or raid.


late 19th century: perhaps from French blaguer 'tell lies'.




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