Jolly Roger Pirate Flag
The Jolly Roger is the general name given to pirate flags. The Jolly Roger is the most famous of all pirate flags.
Description of the Jolly Roger Pirate flag
- Black Background
- White graphic on the center of the black flag picturing a white skull
- Underneath the skull are two crossed bones (crossbones)
- The Jolly Roger pirate flags are also called the Skull and Crossbones
There are a number of theories about the origin of the Jolly Roger name - the truth is that its probably a combination of most of them!
- The Jolly Roger was derived from the English pronunciation of the 'Jolie Rouge'
- The Jolly Roger was a derivation of word rogue describing a vagabond, beggar or thief
- The Jolly Roger was a derivation of the English colloquialism 'Old Roger' which was an English slang term for the Devil