Pronunciation Verb

blag (blags, present participle blagging; past and past participle blagged)

  1. (British, informal, transitive) To obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion.
    Synonyms: obtain, sponge
    Can I blag a fag?
  2. (British, informal, specifically) To obtain confidential information by impersonation or other deception.
    Synonyms: pretext
    The newspaper is accused of blagging details of Gordon Brown's flat purchase from his solicitors.
  3. (Polari) To pick up someone.
  4. (UK, informal, 1960s) To inveigle by persuasion.
    He's blagged his way into many a party.
  5. (UK, informal, 1940s) To deceive; to perpetrate a hoax on.

blag (plural blags)

  1. (British, informal) A means of obtaining something by trick or deception.
    A good blag to get into a nightclub is to walk in carrying a record box.
  2. (British criminal slang) An armed robbery.
    • 2014, Echo Freer, Diamond Geezers
      I know your old man's keen for you to learn the ropes an' all that, but let's not forget who's running this blag, shall we?


  1. (British, informal) Fake, not genuine.
    You’re wearing a blag designer shirt!
    Synonyms: fake
Translations Noun

blag (plural blags)

  1. (humorous) Misspelling of blog
  1. (Philippines) An onomatopoeia for the sound of a falling strike.

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