jackslave

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Jack +‎ slave

Noun[edit]

jackslave (plural jackslaves)

  1. (obsolete, nonce word) A low servant; a mean fellow.
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline
      Every jackslave hath his belly-full of fighting.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for jackslave in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)