Jints

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See also: Giant and jint

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Eye dialect for popular New York City pronunciation of giants

Proper noun[edit]

Jints

  1. (baseball, informal) Nickname for the New York Giants, subsequently the San Francisco Giants.
    • 1914, Atlanta Constitution, "The Old-Time Fan Refers To the Jints' Little Napoleon As a...", May 17, 1914
    • 1951, New York Times, "VOICE OF FLATBUSH GOES UP AND DOWN; Loud Shouts of Morning Fall to...", Oct 2, 1951
      The folks were quite happy about Sunday's thrilling reprieve in Philadelphia and happily confident that "d' Bums'll moider dem Jints"
    • 1952, New York Times, "Sports of the Times; Wait Till Next Year", Sep 4, 1952
      He did about as well as could be expected with the Jints, though the halo he gained lastseason was knocked slightly askew in the process.
    • 2000, G. Richard McKelvey, The MacPhails: Baseball's First Family of the Front Office, page 38
      The faithful cheered loudly for their beloved Bums; they jeered loudly at the others teams, especially if they were the hated "Jints" from the Polo Grounds.
    • 2001, G. Richard McKelvey, The Bounce: Baseball Teams' Great Falls and Comebacks page 100
      The Polo Grounds, which had been the site of many fierce battles between the "Jints" and the "Bums," was not friendly to the home team.
    • 2007, Curt Smith, The Voice: Mel Allen's Untold Story, page 111
      To his credit, Allen could not imagine the Jints or Bums unabiding on New York's behalf. "New York is fully capable of supporting three clubs."
  2. (American football, informal) The New York Giants.
    • 2000, James Patterson, The Midnight Club, page 101
      On Sunday it would be even more drinking, plus the Times, and the pitiful "Jints" on TV.
  3. (US, sports) Nickname for many teams with name including Giants.