Jack

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: jăk, IPA(key): /dʒæk/
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  • Rhymes: -æk

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Jankin, a popular pet form of John; rarely also an anglicized form of French Jacques (equivalent of Jacob and James). It can be also used as nickname for Jacob. Though the name was originally a pet form, it has become more of an independent name. Equivalent to John + -kin.

See also Middle French Hennequin, Jannequin and Middle Dutch Janneken.

Proper noun[edit]

Jack (countable and uncountable, plural Jacks)

  1. A male given name from Hebrew, also used as a pet form of John.
  2. A surname.
  3. (colloquial) Jack Daniel's, a brand of Tennessee whiskey.
    • 2009, "Ke$ha" (Kesha Rose Sebert), Tik Tok (song)
      Before I leave, brush my teeth with a bottle of Jack.
  4. An unincorporated community in Coffee County, Alabama, United States.
  5. An unincorporated community in Dent County, Missouri, United States.
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Descendants[edit]
  • Danish: Jack
  • Swedish: Jack
Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

Jack (plural Jacks)

  1. (informal) A placeholder or conventional name for any man, particularly a younger, lower-class man.
  2. (informal, archaic) Ellipsis of Jack Tar., a sailor.
  3. (informal, archaic) Ellipsis of Jack Rum., a soldier.
  4. A jacqueminot rose.
Usage notes[edit]

Despite being a common noun, the word is still treated as a name and capitalized as such. The name is most often used with a descriptive "surname", showing the type of lad intended.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Jack.

Proper noun[edit]

Jack

  1. A male given name.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Jack. First recorded as a Swedish name in 1883.

Proper noun[edit]

Jack c (genitive Jacks)

  1. A male given name.