[jak-leg] /ˈdʒækˌlɛg/ Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.

unskilled or untrained for one’s work; amateur:
a jackleg electrician.
unscrupulous or without the accepted standards of one’s profession:
a jackleg lawyer.
makeshift; temporary.
an unskilled or unscrupulous itinerant worker or practitioner.


An incompetent and unscrupulous person; phony: You don’t think I hang out with jacklegs like that (1853+)


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