jess

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ges, from Middle French gies, from the plural of jet ‎(throw), from jeter ‎(to throw), itself from Latin iactare.

Noun[edit]

jess ‎(plural jesses)

  1. (falconry) A short strap fastened around the leg of a bird used in falconry, to which a leash may be fastened.

Verb[edit]

jess ‎(third-person singular simple present jesses, present participle jessing, simple past and past participle jessed)

  1. (falconry) To fasten a strap around the leg of a hawk.

Etymology 2[edit]

See jet (etymology 2).

Noun[edit]

jess ‎(plural jesses)

  1. Alternative form of jet (the mineral).
  2. Alternative form of jet (the color).

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English yes.

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

jess

  1. (informal) yes (exclamation of satisfaction, joy, etc.)