from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. mendacious boasting; falsehood; humbug
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Mendacious boasting; falsehood; humbug.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Humbug; vain boasting; pretentious falsehood.
- To humbug; boast; lie jestingly.
Bertrand was opposite to him, and having listened with delight and reverence to some tale of knavery truly royal, was exclaiming with a look and voice expressive of the most intense admiration, “AH VIEUX BLAGEUR! va!” — the word blague is untranslatable — it means
-- the word blague is untranslatable -- it means FRENCH humbug as distinct from all other; and only those who know the value of an epigram in France, an epigram so wonderfully just, a little word so curiously comprehensive, can fancy the kind of rage and rapture with which it was received.
This foolish "blague" was accompanied by a description of Edison's new "aerophone," a steam machine which carried the voice a distance of one and a half miles.
"blague," but, curious to say, the sequel completely justified both assertions.
Sancta Rufola, la noble patronne de cette blague! mes devises
Une blague, une idée insouciante sans arrière pensé aucune.
“Schlague for blague!” said Leon de Lora, in a whisper, to Joseph Bridau.
Lousteau, Merlin, and Finot took up the cudgels for the system known by the name of blague; puffery, gossip, and humbug, said they, was the test of talent, and set the hall-mark, as it were, upon it.
As a strow will shaw she does the wind blague, recting to show the rudess of a robur curling and shewing the fansaties of a frizette.
J'ai pensé couper mes notes en deux: Une partie pour lui et une partie pour les autres mais sans blague!