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noun See jay proper noun 
  1. (given name, male), nickname for James, Jason, or for any male name beginning with a "J" .
  2. (given name, female), nickname of names beginning with a "J"; or from the jay bird.

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noun 
  1. Any one of the numerous species of birds belonging to Garrulus, Cyanocitta, and allied genus, genera, allied to the crows, but smaller, more graceful in form, often handsomely colored, and usually having a crest.
  1. An old-fashioned term for a dull or ignorant person. It survives today in the term jaywalking.
Etymology: French geai, Old French gai, jaj, perhaps from Old High German gÄhi; compare gay.Its currency in the early 1900s can be gauged by this portion of the popular title song of a George M. Cohan musical play of 1905, Forty-five Minutes from Broadway:Oh, what a fine bunch of reubensOh, what a jay atmosphere;They have whiskers like hay,And imagine BroadwayOnly? forty-five minutes from here!


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