English dictionary


jib |dʒɪb| — any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)

jibe |dʒaɪb| — an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

jiffy |ˈdʒɪfi| — a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

jig |dʒɪɡ| — music in three-four time for dancing a jig

jigger |ˈdʒɪɡər| — a small glass adequate to hold a single swallow of whiskey

jiggermast  — any small mast on a sailing vessel; especially the mizzenmast of a yawl

jiggery-pokery |ˌdʒɪɡəri ˈpoʊkəri| — verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way

jiggle |ˈdʒɪɡl| — a slight irregular shaking motion

jigsaw |ˈdʒɪɡsɔː| — a portable power saw with a reciprocating blade; can be used with a variety of blades depending on the application and kind of cut; generally have a plate that rides on the surface that is being cut

jihad |dʒɪˈhɑːd| — a holy struggle or striving by a Muslim for a moral or spiritual or political goal

jihadist |dʒɪˈhɑːdɪst| — a Muslim who is involved in a jihad

jilt |dʒɪlt| — a woman who jilts a lover

jimmy |ˈdʒɪmi| — a short crowbar

jimsonweed  — intensely poisonous tall coarse annual tropical weed having rank-smelling foliage, large white or violet trumpet-shaped flowers and prickly fruits

jingle |ˈdʒɪŋɡl| — a metallic sound

jingo |ˈdʒɪŋɡoʊ| — an extreme bellicose nationalist

jingoism |ˈdʒɪŋɡoʊɪzəm| — an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions

jingoist |ˈdʒɪŋɡoʊɪst| — an extreme bellicose nationalist

jinks |ˈdʒɪŋks| — noisy and mischievous merrymaking

jinnee |dʒɪˈniː| — (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals

jinx |dʒɪŋks| — a person believed to bring bad luck to those around him

jitney |ˈdʒɪtni| — a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

jitter |ˈjidər| — small rapid variations in a waveform resulting from fluctuations in the voltage supply or mechanical vibrations or other sources

jitterbug |ˈdʒɪtərbʌɡ| — a jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s

jitters |ˈdʒɪt̬ərz| — extreme nervousness

jittery |ˈdʒɪtəri| — being in a tense state

jiujitsu |ˌdʒuːˈdʒɪtsuː| — a method of self-defense without weapons that was developed in China and Japan; holds and blows are supplemented by clever use of the attacker's own weight and strength

jive |dʒaɪv| — a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz