Words starting with j

Words and definitions

Meaning of Jack-a-dandy

Jack-a-dandy means: A little dandy; a little, foppish, impertinent fellow.

Meaning of Jackal

Jackal means: Any one of several species of carnivorous animals inhabiting Africa and Asia, related to the dog and wolf. They are cowardly, nocturnal, and gregarious. They feed largely on carrion, and are noted for their piercing and dismal howling.

Meaning of Jackal

Jackal means: One who does mean work for another's advantage, as jackals were once thought to kill game which lions appropriated.

Meaning of Jack-a-lent

Jack-a-lent means: A small stuffed puppet to be pelted in Lent; hence, a simple fellow.

Meaning of Jackanapes

Jackanapes means: A monkey; an ape.

Meaning of Jackanapes

Jackanapes means: A coxcomb; an impertinent or conceited fellow.

Meaning of Jackass

Jackass means: The male ass; a donkey.

Meaning of Jackass

Jackass means: A conceited dolt; a perverse blockhead.

Meaning of Jackdaw

Jackdaw means: See Daw, n.

Meaning of Jackeen

Jackeen means: A drunken, dissolute fellow.

Words and definitions

Meaning of Zufolo

Zufolo means: A little flute or flageolet, especially that which is used to teach birds.

Meaning of Zuchetto

Zuchetto means: A skullcap covering the tonsure, worn under the berretta. The pope's is white; a cardinal's red; a bishop's purple; a priest's black.

Meaning of Zuche

Zuche means: A stump of a tree.

Meaning of Zubr

Zubr means: The aurochs.

Meaning of Zoutch

Zoutch means: To stew, as flounders, eels, etc., with just enough or liquid to cover them.

Meaning of Zounds

Zounds means: An exclamation formerly used as an oath, and an expression of anger or wonder.

Meaning of Zouave

Zouave means: Hence, one of a body of soldiers who adopt the dress and drill of the Zouaves, as was done by a number of volunteer regiments in the army of the United States in the Civil War, 1861-65.

Meaning of Zouave

Zouave means: One of an active and hardy body of soldiers in the French service, originally Arabs, but now composed of Frenchmen who wear the Arab dress.

Meaning of Zosterops

Zosterops means: A genus of birds that comprises the white-eyes. See White-eye.

Meaning of Zostera

Zostera means: A genus of plants of the Naiadaceae, or Pondweed family. Zostera marina is commonly known as sea wrack, and eelgrass.

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