jabroni

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According to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who frequently used the term, jabroni is a rendition of the wrestling term jobber, meaning one who loses to make other wrestlers look better. The term had previously been used by Scott Hall, Hulk Hogan, the Iron Sheik and other members of WCW.

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jabroni (plural jabronis)

  1. (professional wrestling slang) a performer whose primary role is to lose to established talent.
    • 2004, Heenan, Bobby "The Brain"; Anderson, Steve, Chair Shots and Other Obstacles: Winning Life's Wrestling Matches, →ISBN, page 148:
      A jobber—also known as jabroni, extra, and enhancement talent—is playing the part of getting beat all the time.
  2. An obnoxious or contemptible person; a loser.
    • 2002, Columbia Spectator by Michael Ricci
      Sometimes a person is stuck as a jabroni for life. Geraldo Rivera--there's a guy who no matter how high he grows his hair, how full he grows his moustache, or how dangerous an assignment he goes on as an "investigative reporter," he'll always be a jabroni.
    • 2009, The Postal Record, Volume 122
      We have a vice-president of sustainability. Can anyone tell me just what this jabroni does?
    • 2012, The Sasquatch Chronicles by James Barry
      “Now look here, jabroni.
    • 2004 March 19, Dorian West, “IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK, JABRONI!!!!”, in soc.culture.greek, Usenet:
      IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU THINK, JABRONI!!!! YOU'RE NOTHING BUT A MONGOLSLAV, COMMIE SHIT AND THAT'S THE TRUTH TO YOU!

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