Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search



Clipping of projects.


jects pl (plural only)

  1. (US, informal) A multi-story low-income housing development.
    • 1991, Alex Kotlowitz, There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America, Anchor Books, published 1992, →ISBN, page 264:
      A few days later, Pharoah, now eleven, told a friend: "I worry about dying, dying at a young age, while you're little. I'll be thinking about I want to get out of the jects. []
    • 2006 December 28, TJ Xenos [username], “Re: Monie Love gets fired for making Young Jeezy sound like a tard...”, in, Usenet[1]:
      Monie grew up in the music industry, not in the jects.
    • 2011, Garrett S. King, Something to Live For, Xlibris, →ISBN, page 116:
      Olander grew up around the “jects,” but wasn't born there; he actually lived about two blocks away in a three-story house with his mother and younger siblings.