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Proper noun[edit]


  1. A patronymic surname derived from the given name Jenkin; common in England and Wales.
  2. A city in Kentucky.
  3. A city in Minnesota.


Jenkins ‎(plural Jenkinses)

  1. (derogatory, dated, colloquial) A flatterer or sycophant.
    the Jenkins employed by a newspaper
    (Can we find and add a quotation of G. W. Curtis to this entry?)
    • 1868, Edward Isidore Sears (ed.), The National Quarterly Review (volume 16, page 404)
      Because they are styled "the executive," "executive officers," &c., by their Jenkinses, and are declared by the same authorities to possess unbounded knowledge, and transcendent "executive ability," they sometimes fancy themselves the Czar, the Shah, or the Grand Turk []