Maybe you are reading a great pirate book, like Robert Louis Stevenson's classic Treasure Island, or playing Sea of Thieves and are looking for some meanings. Perhaps you're in a play or dressing up like a pirate for Halloween or a costume party, and you want to learn some pirate terms and phrases so you can really get into character. Do you want to pick up some lingo for Talk Like A Pirate Day? Whatever the reason, learning some pirate terms can be useful and fun. Read on, me hearties!
If you think that there are only a few pirate terms and phrases to learn, you are absolutely mistaken! We've provided a vocabulary list of 50 fascinating pirate sayings (although many more pirate idioms abound) and you will see that there is quite a bit more to talking like a pirate than running around saying "Aarrr!"
We have included the pirate phrases, as well as the modern English translation of that phrase.
You might be surprised to see some of the sayings on this list of pirate terms. In fact, certain expressions have made their way into everyday life. For example, people often say "Three sheets to the wind" about a drunk person at a party or they will give something the "heave ho." Learning the origin of some everyday expressions is extremely interesting.