Do You Know Pirate Lingo?

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There's just something about the way pirates talk that's both amusing and enchanting. It's way too much fun to say things in pirate-speak, like "Yarr, me matey!" or "Ye be headin' to Davy Jones' locker!" While most people know the basic pirate terms, find out some more cool things to say and what they mean by reading through this gallery!

"Avast" is a piratical term based on the Dutch word that means "hold fast." In the pirate world, it's used to tell someone to pay attention. Check out these fun examples:

  • "Avast ye scurvy dogs, there be a ship ahead!"
  • "Avast! The enemy is firing at us!"
  • "All hands, avast! Land ho!"