jerry

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably an abbreviation of jeroboam.

Noun[edit]

jerry (plural jerries)

  1. (Britain, slang) A chamber pot.
    • 1976, Angela Carter, ‘The Mother Lode’, in Shaking a Leg, Vintage 2013, p. 3:
      We used chamber-pots a good deal – ‘jerries’ – cause of much hilarity doe to the hostilities.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Short for jerry-built.

Adjective[edit]

jerry (not comparable)

  1. (dated) Jerry-built.
    • 1889, Alfred Thomas Story, A book of vagrom men and vagrant thoughts, p. 57:
      If a man builds a jerry-house, he has a jerry conscience; and there are a lot of consciences of that description going about.

Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative forms.

Noun[edit]

jerry (plural jerries)

  1. (ethnic slur) Alternative letter-case form of Jerry: a German.
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