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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. It had previously been used by another wrestler, The Iron Sheik. The term was used a lot by the New World Order (NWO) in WCW before the Rock or even the Iron Sheik incorporated the term into their vocabulary. Scott Hall used it first and then it was used a lot by Hulk Hogan and other members of the NWO.



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 978-1582617626, 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 person, a loser (most often said of males), especially one who portrays themselves to be more powerful, competent or important than they really are.
    • 2012, The Sasquatch Chronicles by James Barry
      “Now look here, jabroni.
    • 2009, The Postal Record, Volume 122
      We have a vice-president of sustainability. Can anyone tell me just what this jabroni does?
    • 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.
  3. (offensive) An immigrant, especially a recently-arrived one.
    • 2012, tarrar
      look at all these Indians going wild, just look at these worthless jabronis.
    • 2010, SC_Local
      Why don't you take a swim back across the Rio Grande, jabroni.


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