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jack

n. 1. [cf. Krio jak familiar address for any male friend KED; also US Black (Claerbaut); W3 pal, buddy ... usually used in address; cf. Brit. dial. Jack a familiar, half contemptuous term for an individual EDD; cf. also Brit. slang jack a male sweetheart DES] close friend; constant companion; drinking partner (Used among males): He's ma jack (Nassau).

2. [cf. def. 1; OED, a man of the commbn people obs. → 1746; cf. Scots Jock a country fellow CSD; US dial. Jack yokel ADD; cf. also Haitian joko imbecile WEED] a stupid person. (Adelaide)

3. [cf. JACK DAWL ] a bird (sp?). (Inagua)

- v. [cf. def. 1] to be friends: 1974 Jack: to travel along with; to be very friendly with (King 27). Me and him always jack together (Exuma). (Black)

Tags: animal, bird, noun, verb

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Last update: 2012-09-17 19:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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