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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?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.