whisky jack

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Perhaps an alteration of whisky john, a corruption of Cree wîskacân / ᐄᐧᐢᑲᒑᐣ,[1] or perhaps directly from Cree wîskicâk ᐄᐧᐢᑭᒑᐠ.

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whisky-jack ‎(plural whisky jacks)

  1. (Canada) The gray jay, Perisoreus canadensis.

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  1. ^ 1910, Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, edited by Frederick Webb Hodge, part 2, page 938-939