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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [flag-staf, -stahf]
    • /ˈflægˌstæf, -ˌstɑf/
    • /ˈflæɡ.stɑːf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flag-staf, -stahf]
    • /ˈflægˌstæf, -ˌstɑf/

Definitions of flagstaff word

  • abbreviation FLAGSTAFF flagpole. 1
  • noun flagstaff a city in central Arizona. About 6900 feet (2100 meters) high. 1
  • noun flagstaff A pole on which a flag is raised. 1
  • noun flagstaff pole for flying a flag 1
  • countable noun flagstaff A flagstaff is the same as a flagpole. 0
  • noun flagstaff a flagpole 0

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Origin of flagstaff

First appearance:

before 1605
One of the 40% oldest English words
First recorded in 1605-15; flag1 + staff1

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Parts of speech for Flagstaff


flagstaff popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for flagstaff

noun flagstaff

  • leg — either of the two lower limbs of a biped, as a human being, or any of the paired limbs of an animal, arthropod, etc., that support and move the body.
  • rod — a male given name, form of Roderick or Rodney.
  • beam — If you say that someone is beaming, you mean that they have a big smile on their face because they are happy, pleased, or proud about something.
  • mast — the fruit of the oak and beech or other forest trees, used as food for hogs and other animals.
  • stick — a thrust with a pointed instrument; stab.

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