English dictionary


job |dʒɑːb| — the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

jobation |dʒəʊˈbeɪʃən| — An extensive rebuke or telling-off; a long criticism or admonitory lecture.

jobber |ˈdʒɑːbər| — someone who buys large quantities of goods and resells to merchants rather than to the ultimate customers

jobbernowl |ˈdʒɑːbəˌnəʊl| — A person's head, particularly if misshapen or blocky.

jobbery |ˈdʒɒbərɪ| — corruptness among public officials

jobbing |ˈdʒɒbɪŋ| — Present participle of job.

jobholder |ˈdʒɑːbˌhəʊldər| — an employee who holds a regular job

jobless |ˈdʒɑːbləs| — not having a job

jobmaster |ˈdʒɒbˌmɑːstə| — Alternative spelling of job master.

Jock |dʒɑːk| — a person trained to compete in sports

jock-strap |ˈdʒɒkstræp| — Athletic supporter.

jockey |ˈdʒɑːkɪ| — someone employed to ride horses in horse races

jockeying |ˈdʒɑːkɪɪŋ| — Present participle of jockey.

jockstrap |ˈdʒɑːkstræp| — a support for the genitals worn by men engaging in strenuous exercise

jocose |dʒəˈkəʊs| — characterized by jokes and good humor

jocosely |dʒəʊˈkəʊslɪ| — with humor

jocosity |dʒəʊˈkɒsɪtɪ| — fun characterized by humor

jocular |ˈdʒɑːkjələr| — with humor

jocularity |ˌdʒɒkjʊˈlærɪtɪ| — a feeling facetious merriment

jocund |ˈdʒɑːkənd| — full of or showing high-spirited merriment

jocundity |dʒəʊˈkʌndɪtɪ| — a feeling facetious merriment

jodhpurs |ˈdʒɑːdpərz| — (used in the plural) flared trousers ending at the calves; worn with riding boots

Joe |ˈdʒəʊ| — (informal) A male; a guy; a fellow.

joey |ˈdʒəʊɪ| — The immature young of a marsupial, notably a junior kangaroo, but also a young wallaby, koala, etc.

jog |dʒɑːɡ| — a sharp change in direction

jogging |ˈdʒɑːɡɪŋ| — running at a jog trot as a form of cardiopulmonary exercise

joggle |ˈdʒɑːɡl| — a fastener that is inserted into holes in two adjacent pieces and holds them together

John |dʒɑːn| — a room or building equipped with one or more toilets

Johnny |ˈdʒɑːnɪ| — `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms

johnny-cake |ˈdʒɒnɪkeɪk| — (colloquial) corn bread

Johnny-jump-up |ˈdʒʌmpʌp| — a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived

johnnycake |ˈdʒɒnɪkeɪk| — cornbread usually cooked pancake-style on a griddle (chiefly New England)

Johnsonese |ˌdʒɒnsəˈniːz| — The literary style of Dr. Samuel Johnson; an inflated, stilted, or pompous style, affecting classical words.

Johnsonian |dʒɒnˈsəʊnjən| — Of or pertaining to Samuel Johnson (1709–1784), English writer and lexicographer.

join |dʒɔɪn| — the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made

joinder |ˈjɔɪndər| — (law) The joining a litigant to a suit.

joiner |ˈdʒɔɪnər| — a person who likes to join groups

joinery |ˈdʒɔɪnərɪ| — fine woodwork done by a joiner

joining |ˌdʒɔɪnɪŋ| — the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)

joint |dʒɔɪnt| — (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)

jointer |ˈjɔɪn(t)ər| — a long carpenter's plane used to shape the edges of boards so they will fit together

jointly |ˈdʒɔɪntlɪ| — in collaboration or cooperation

jointress |ˈjɔɪntrəs| — A widow who has a jointure

jointure |ˈdʒɔɪntʃər| — (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower

jointuress |ˈdʒɔɪntʃərɪs| — A woman to whom an estate is bequeathed via jointure.

joist |dʒɔɪst| — beam used to support floors or roofs

joke |dʒəʊk| — a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

joker |ˈdʒəʊkər| — a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes

jokester |ˈdʒəʊkstə| — a person who enjoys telling or playing jokes

joking |ˈdʒəʊkɪŋ| — characterized by jokes and good humor

joky |ˈdʒəʊkɪ| — in the nature of a joke; jocular

jollier |ˈdʒɒlɪər| — comparative form of jolly: more jolly

jollification |ˌdʒɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən| — a boisterous celebration; a merry festivity

jollify |ˈdʒɑːləfaɪ| — celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities

jollity |ˈdʒɑːlətɪ| — feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor

jolly |ˈdʒɑːlɪ| — a happy party

jolly-boat |ˈdʒɒlɪbəʊt| — A type of ship's boat of the 18th and 19th centuries, used mainly to ferry personnel to and from the ship.

jolt |dʒəʊlt| — a sudden jarring impact

jolting |ˈdʒəʊltɪŋ| — causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements

jolty |ˈdʒəʊltɪ| — causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements

Jonah |ˈdʒəʊnə| — (Old Testament) Jonah did not wish to become a prophet so God caused a great storm to throw him overboard from a ship; he was saved by being swallowed by a whale that vomited him out onto dry land

Jonathan |ˈdʒɑːnəθən| — red late-ripening apple; primarily eaten raw

jongleur |ˈdʒɑːŋɡlər| — a singer of folk songs

jonquil |ˈdʒɒŋkwɪl| — widely cultivated ornamental plant native to southern Europe but naturalized elsewhere having fragrant yellow or white clustered flowers

Jordanian |ˌdʒɔːrˈdeɪnɪən| — a native or inhabitant of Jordan

jorum |dʒɔːrəm| — a large drinking bowl

josh |dʒɑːʃ| — be silly or tease one another

joskin |ˈdʒɑːskɪn| — a yokel, country bumpkin

joss |ˈdʒɒs| — a Chinese god worshipped in the form of an idol

joss-sticks |ˈdʒɒs stɪks| — plural form of joss stick

josser |ˈdʒɑːsər| — An outsider working in a circus.

jostle |ˈdʒɑːsl| — the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)

jostler  — One who jostles.

jot |dʒɑːt| — a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note

jotter |ˈdʒɑːtər| — a small notebook for rough notes

jotting |ˈdʒɒtɪŋ| — a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note

joule |dʒuːl| — a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second

jounce |jaʊns| — a sudden jarring impact

journal |ˈdʒɜːrnl| — a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations

journalese |ˌdʒɜːrnəˈliːz| — the style in which newspapers are written

journalism |ˈdʒɜːrnəlɪzəm| — newspapers and magazines collectively

journalist |ˈdʒɜːrnəlɪst| — a writer for newspapers and magazines

journalistic |ˌdʒɜːrnəˈlɪstɪk| — of or relating to or having the characteristics of journalism

journals |ˈdʒɜːnəlz| — plural form of journal

journey |ˈdʒɜːrnɪ| — the act of traveling from one place to another

journeyman |ˈdʒɜːrnɪmən| — a skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft

journeywork  — Work done by a journeyman at his trade.

joust |dʒaʊst| — a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances

Jove |dʒəʊv| — (Roman mythology) supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus

jovial |ˈdʒəʊvɪəl| — full of or showing high-spirited merriment

joviality |ˌdʒəʊvɪˈælɪtɪ| — feeling jolly and jovial and full of good humor

jovially |ˈdʒəʊvɪəlɪ| — in a jovial manner

Jovian |ˈdʒɒvɪən| — of or pertaining to or characteristic of or resembling the planet Jupiter

jowl |dʒaʊl| — the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth

jowly |ˈdʒaʊlɪ| — having sagging folds of flesh beneath the chin or lower jaw

joy |dʒɔɪ| — the emotion of great happiness

joy-house |ˈdʒɔɪhaʊs| — (US slang) A brothel.

joy-ride |ˈdʒɔɪ raɪd| — Alternative spelling of joyride.

joyful |ˈdʒɔɪfl| — full of high-spirited delight

joyfully |ˈdʒɔɪfəlɪ| — in a joyous and gleeful manner

joyfulness |ˈdʒɔɪfəlnəs| — the emotion of great happiness

joyless |ˈdʒɔɪləs| — not experiencing or inspiring joy

joyous |ˈdʒɔɪəs| — full of or characterized by joy

joyously |ˈdʒɔɪəslɪ| — in a joyous and gleeful manner

joyride |ˈdʒɔɪraɪd| — a ride in a car taken solely for pleasure

joystick |ˈdʒɔɪstɪk| — a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane

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