Pirate Dictionary

To start with, of course, say "ye" for you, "me" for my or mine, and don't skimp on the "ahoy" and "arrrrr!"

Addled........................................................................................Mad, insane, or just stupid. An "addlepate" is a fool.
Aft...............................................................................................................Short for "after." Toward the rear of the ship.
Ahoy..............................................................................................................................................................................Hello!
Avast!.........................................................................Hey! Could also be used as "Stop that!" or "Who goes there?"
Begad!......................................................................................................................................................................By God!
Belay..............................................................................................Stop that. "Belay that talk!" would mean "Shut up!"
Bilge!....................................................Nonsense, or foolish talk. The bilges of a ship fill with stinking bilgewater.
Bilge-sucking.......................................................................................................... A very uncomplimentary adjective.
Black Spot...............................................To "place the Black Spot" on another pirate is to sentence him to death.
Blaggard..........................................................................................................................................Blackguard. An insult.
Blimey!...................................................................................................................................An exclamation of surprise.
Booty..............................................................................................................................................................................Loot.
Bosun........................................................................................................................................Boatswain, a petty officer.
Bucko................................................................................................................Familiar term. "Me bucko" = "my friend."
Cap'n......................................................................................................................................................Short for "captain."
Cat o'nine tails..............................................................................A whip with many lashes, used for flogging. hand.
Chantey...............................................................................A sailor's work song. Also spelled "shantey" or "shanty."
Corsair..............................................................................................A more romantic term for pirate. But still a pirate.
Davy Jones' locker........................................................................................................................The bottom of the sea.
Deadlights................................................................................................................Eyes. "Use yer deadlights, matey!"
Dead men tell no tales...................................................................Standard pirate excuse for leaving no survivors.
Dog..............................................................................................................A mild insult, perhaps even a friendly one.
Doubloon..........................................................................................................................................A Spanish gold coin.
Fair winds!.........................................................................................................................................Goodbye, good luck!
Feed the fish.............................................................What you do when you are thrown into the sea,dead or alive.
Gangway!............................................................................................................................................"Get out of my way!"
Godspeed!........................................................................................................................................Goodbye, good luck!
Grub..............................................................................................................................................................................Food.
Fore, or forrard.............................................................................................................Toward the front end of the ship.
Flogging......................................................................................Punishment by caning, or by whipping with the cat.
Hands......................................................................................................................................The crew of a ship; sailors.
Handsomely.......................................................................................Quickly. "Handsomely now, men!" = "Hurry up!"
Jack Ketch.................................................................................The hangman. To dance with Jack Ketch is to hang.
Jollyboat............................................................A small but happy craft, perhaps even one which is a little dinghy.
Jolly Roger.......................................................................................................The pirates' skull-and-crossbones flag.
Keelhaul.........................................................................................................Punishment by dragging under the ship.
Kiss the gunner's daughter...........................A punishment: to be bent over one of the ship's guns and flogged.
Lad, lass, lassie..................................................................................A way to address someone younger than you.