Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

Hide Quotations Hide Etymology Cite this entry

FLAG, v.4 Sc. variant of Eng. flog. Rxb. 1821 A. Scott Poems 140:
Bellona, wi' blood-clotted hair, Again resumes her car, And flags alang her tigers sair.
Ayr. 1833 J. Kennedy Geordie Chalmers 282:
Puir fallow! to be flagged to death for taking an extra mouthfu'.
Slg. 1902 W. C. Paterson Endrickvale 18:
Thro' love auld Dowlie then an' there The beastie flag'it.

You may wish to vary the format shown below depending on the citation style used.

"Flag v.4". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 27 Sep 2021 <>



Try an Advanced Search

Browse SND: