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[jak-ee] /ˈdʒæk i/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter) British Slang.
gin1 .
Origin of jacky
See origin at jackey


[jak-ee] /ˈdʒæk i/
noun, plural Jackies.
(often lowercase) a sailor.
a male given name, form of Jack.
a female given name, form of Jacqueline.


or jacky

[jak-ee] /ˈdʒæk i/
noun, British Slang.
gin1 .
1790-1800; probably jack quarter of a pint (perhaps development of jack4) + -ey2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His voice rose; he was falling into the rhythm of a scene with jacky.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • More words from jacky were necessary—words unequivocal, undenied.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • jacky had announced her discovery when he fetched her from the lawn.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Yes, jacky was past her prime, whatever that prime may have been.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • jacky went through to the bedroom, and began to see to her hat.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • jacky followed this, and said that, for her part, she thought it a lovely tune.

    Howards End E. M. Forster
  • Uncle jacky read it through, and then quoted a part of it to the family circle.

    Victor's Triumph Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • And she answered, 'Brother George's little son, jacky, has been burned to death.'

    Telepathy W. W. Baggally
British Dictionary definitions for jacky


See (offensive) Jackie
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