[jak-uh l, -awl] /ˈdʒæk əl, -ɔl/
any of several nocturnal wild dogs of the genus Canis, especially C. aureus, of Asia and Africa, that scavenge or hunt in packs.
a person who performs dishonest or base deeds as the follower or accomplice of another.
a person who performs menial or degrading tasks for another.
any of several African or S Asian canine mammals of the genus Canis, closely related to the dog, having long legs and pointed ears and muzzle: predators and carrion-eaters
a person who does menial tasks for another
a villain, esp a swindler
c.1600, from Turkish çakal, from Persian shaghal, from or cognate with Sanskrit srgala-s, literally “the howler.” Figurative sense of “skulking henchman” is from the old belief that jackals stirred up game for lions.
[jak-uh-neyps] /ˈdʒæk əˌneɪps/ noun 1. an impertinent, presumptuous person, especially a young man; whippersnapper. 2. an impudent, mischievous child. 3. Archaic. an ape or monkey. /ˈdʒækəˌneɪps/ noun 1. a conceited impertinent person 2. a mischievous child 3. (archaic) a monkey n. mid-15c., “a monkey,” also “an impertinent, conceited fellow;” apparently from Jack of Naples, but […]
- Jack and jill
A nursery rhyme. Its first stanza reads: Jack and Jill went up the hill, To fetch a pail of water; Jack fell down, and broke his crown, And Jill came tumbling after.
- Jack and the beanstalk
A children’s story. Jack, a poor country boy, trades the family cow for a handful of magic beans, which grow into an enormous beanstalk reaching up into the clouds. Jack climbs the beanstalk and finds himself in the castle of an unfriendly giant. The giant senses Jack’s presence and cries, “Fee, fie, fo, fum, I […]
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