English dictionary


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

jib-boom |ˈdʒɪb buːm| — (nautical) A spar attached to the outboard end of a bowsprit or flying jib boom with an additional stay to increase sail area.

jibber |ˈdʒɪbər| — A horse that jibs, i.e. refuses, stops short.

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

jiff |dʒɪf| — (informal) A jiffy; a moment; a short time.

jiffy |ˈdʒɪfɪ| — 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

jig-saw |ˈdʒɪɡsɔː| — Alternative spelling of jigsaw.

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

jigger-mast |ˈdʒɪɡəˈmɑːst| — Alternative spelling of jiggermast.

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

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

jiggish  — Resembling, or suitable for, a jig, or lively movement.

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

Jill |ˈdʒɪl| — (uncommon, vulgar, slang, of a female) To masturbate.

jilt |dʒɪlt| — a woman who jilts a lover

Jim-Crow |ˌdʒɪm ˈkrəʊ| — (historical) Southern United States racist and especially segregationist policies in the late 1800s and early to mid 1900s, taken collectively.

jim-dandy |ˈdʒɪmˈdændiː| — (chiefly US, colloquial) Excellent, outstanding.

jim-jams |ˈdʒɪm dʒæmz| — (informal) pajamas

jimjams |ˈdʒɪmdʒæmz| — (informal) pajamas

jimmy |ˈdʒɪmɪ| — a short crowbar

jimp |dʒɪmp| — (dated, Scotland and N England) neat; trim; delicate; slender; handsome; spruce; elegant.

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 |ˈdʒɪŋɡəʊ| — an extreme bellicose nationalist

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

jingoist |ˈdʒɪŋɡəʊɪst| — an extreme bellicose nationalist

jink |dʒɪŋk| — A quick evasive turn.

jinks |ˈdʒɪŋks| — noisy and mischievous merrymaking

jinn |jɪn| — (Muslim demonology) A spirit, lower than the angels, who could appear in animal or human form and influence men

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

jinny |ˈdʒɪnɪ| — A diminutive of the female given name Virginia.

jinricksha |dʒɪnˈriːkʃɑː| — Alternative spelling of jinriksha.

jinrickshaw  — Alternative spelling of jinrikisha.

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

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

jitter |ˈjɪdər| — 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 |ˈdʒɪtərz| — extreme nervousness

jittery |ˈdʒɪtərɪ| — being in a tense state

jiu-jitsu |dʒjuːˈdʒɪtsuː| — Alternative spelling of jujitsu.

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

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