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jabot Tweet Definition of jabot Like Definition of jabot on Facebook
noun
  1. A cascading or ornamental frill down the front of a blouse, etc.
  • 1963: She was a dream of winter bourgeois elegance: little black town suit with tiny white of lace-froth; pencil skirt; three-quarter-length coat with lynx collar; long green gloves of sude; sude shoes of dull green; two shades of green in her leafy velvet hat: slim, clean, lithe-looking, delicately painted. " Anthony Burgess, Inside Mr Enderby
jacket Tweet Definition of jacket Like Definition of jacket on Facebook
noun
  1. A piece of clothing worn on the upper body outside a shirt or blouse, often waist length to thigh length.
  2. A piece of a man suit, beside trousers and, sometimes, waistcoat ; coat (italbrac, US)
  3. A removable or replaceable protective or insulating cover for an object (eg a book, hot water tank.)
  4. A police record.
verb
  1. (transitive) To enclose or encase in a jacket or other covering.
jellaba Tweet Definition of jellaba Like Definition of jellaba on Facebook
noun
  1. A loose fitting, ankle length, hooded robe worn by men in North Africa.
  • 2005: And it wasn't his suit that worried the people on the green tram, even though most of the other men wore flowing jellabas. " Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Pashazade, p. 42
jelly Tweet Definition of jelly Like Definition of jelly on Facebook
noun (jell, ies, -)
  1. A dessert made by boiling gelatine, sugar and some flavouring (often derived from fruit) and allowing it to set
  2. a sweet gelatinous substance derived from fruit juices and pectin
    • 1945, w:Fannie Merritt Farmer, Fannie Merritt Farmer and w:Wilma Lord Perkins revisor, The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book, Eighth edition - Perfect is of appetizing flavor; beautifully colored and translucent; tender enough to cut easily with a spoon, yet firm enough to hold its shape when turned from the glass.
    • 1975, w:Irma S. Rombauer, Irma S. Rombauer and w:Marion Rombauer Becker, Marion Rombauer Becker, The Joy of Cooking 5th revision - Jelly has great clarity. Two cooking processes are involved. First, the juice alone is extracted from the fruit. Only that portion thin and clear enough to drip through a cloth is cooked with sugar until sufficiently firm to hold its shape. It is never stiff and never gummy.
      1. Jam that has been sieved to remove pieces of fruit before being allowed to set.
      2. (zoology) Short for jellyfish.
      3. (US slang) A large backside, especially a woman's.
      Check out that girl shaking her jelly!
      1. (colloquial) Short for gelignite.
jerkin Tweet Definition of jerkin Like Definition of jerkin on Facebook
noun
  1. (dated) A type of garment: a close-fitting collarless jacket, with or without sleeves.
  2. a sleeveless jacket, usually leather; a long waistcoat.
Jersey Tweet Definition of Jersey Like Definition of Jersey on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel between France and Great Britain.
  2. A type of cow from Jersey.
  3. (colloquial) New Jersey.
jockstrap Tweet Definition of jockstrap Like Definition of jockstrap on Facebook
noun
  1. an athletic support worn by men to support the genitals during strenuous exercise
Jodhpur Tweet Definition of Jodhpur Like Definition of Jodhpur on Facebook
proper noun (or Marwar)
  1. A city in Rajasthan, India.
Joseph Tweet Definition of Joseph Like Definition of Joseph on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (biblical) Eleventh and favorite son of Jacob, by his wife Rachel.
  2. (context, Christianity) The husband of Virgin Mary in the New Testament.
  3. (context, Christianity) w:Joseph of Arimathea, Joseph of Arimathea; man who donated his own prepared tomb for the burial of Jesus.
  4. (given name, male, , )
jumper Tweet Definition of jumper Like Definition of jumper on Facebook
noun
  1. Someone or something that jumps
  2. A woolen sweater or pullover.
  3. A short length of electrical conductor, to make a temporary connection.
  4. A removable connecting pin on an electronic circuit board.
jumpsuit Tweet Definition of jumpsuit Like Definition of jumpsuit on Facebook
noun
  1. a one-piece item of clothing originally used by parachutists
  2. a similar item of clothing used for outdoor sports such as skiing
junior Tweet Definition of junior Like Definition of junior on Facebook
noun
  1. a younger person.
four years his
  1. a third-year student at a high school or university.
  2. a name suffix used after a son's name when his father has the same name. Abbreviation: Jr.
adjective
  1. younger.
    • 1939: w:P. G. Wodehouse, P. G. Wodehouse, Uncle Fred in the Springtime
    • : The last man I met who was at school with me, though some years my junior, had a long white beard and no teeth.
      1. of or pertaining to a third academic year in a high school or university.

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