jackrabbit

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English[edit]

a jackrabbit

Etymology[edit]

Blend of jackass and rabbit

Noun[edit]

jackrabbit (plural jackrabbits)

  1. any of several large North American hares of the genus Lepus

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used attributively to describe a sudden, rapid movement
    His jackrabbit start helped him win the race.

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Verb[edit]

jackrabbit (third-person singular simple present jackrabbits, present participle jackrabbiting, simple past and past participle jackrabbited)

  1. (US) To make a sudden, rapid movement