John, 1745–1829, U.S. statesman and jurist: first chief justice of the U.S. 1789–95.
a male given name.
any of various passerine birds of the family Corvidae (crows), esp the Eurasian Garrulus glandarius, with a pinkish-brown body, blue-and-black wings, and a black-and-white crest See also blue jay
a foolish or gullible person
John 1745–1829, American statesman, jurist, and diplomat; first chief justice of the Supreme Court (1789–95). He negotiated the treaty with Great Britain (Jay’s treaty, 1794), that settled outstanding disputes
c.1300, common European bird (Garrulus glandarinus), from Old North French gai, Old French jai “magpie, jay,” from Late Latin gaius “a jay,” probably echoic and supposedly influenced by Latin Gaius, a common Roman proper name. For other bird names from proper names, cf. martin and parrot. Applied to the North American blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) from 1709. Applied to humans in sense of “impertinent chatterer, flashy dresser” from 1620s.
“fourth-rate, worthless” (e.g. a jay town), 1888, American English, apparently from some disparaging sense of jay (n.). Perhaps from a decaying or ironical use of jay “flashy dresser.”
[fr the raucous bird]
Marijuana or a marijuana cigarette; j: Let’s do up a jay and truck on down to the libo (1960s+ Narcotics)
- John j pershing
[pur-shing or for 2, -zhing] /ˈpɜr ʃɪŋ or for 2, -ʒɪŋ/ noun 1. John Joseph (“Blackjack”) 1860–1948, U.S. general: commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. 2. Military. /ˈpɜːʃɪŋ/ noun 1. John Joseph, nickname Black Jack. 1860–1948, US general. He was commander in chief of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe (1917–19) […]
- John locke
[lok] /lɒk/ noun 1. Alain LeRoy [al-in luh-roi,, lee-roi] /ˈæl ɪn ləˈrɔɪ,, ˈli rɔɪ/ (Show IPA), 1886–1954, U.S. educator and author. 2. David Ross (“Petroleum V. Nasby”) 1833–88, U.S. humorist and journalist. 3. John, 1632–1704, English philosopher. /lɒk/ noun 1. John. 1632–1704, English philosopher, who discussed the concept of empiricism in his Essay Concerning Human […]
- John law
[law] /lɔ/ noun 1. Andrew Bonar [bon-er] /ˈbɒn ər/ (Show IPA), 1858–1923, English statesman, born in Canada: prime minister 1922–23. 2. John, 1671–1729, Scottish financier. 3. William, 1686–1761, English clergyman and devotional writer. /lɔː/ noun 1. a rule or set of rules, enforceable by the courts, regulating the government of a state, the relationship between […]
- John logan
[loh-guh n] /ˈloʊ gən/ noun 1. John or James (Tah-gah-jute) c1725–80, leader of the Cayuga tribe. 2. Joshua, 1908–1988, U.S. playwright, director, and producer. 3. Mount, a mountain in Canada, in the Mount Elias Mountains: second highest peak in North America. 19,850 feet (6050 meters). 4. a city in N Utah. 5. a male given […]