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man jack

noun
1.
(informal) a single individual (in the phrases every man jack, no man jack)
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  • Bail up, throw up your hands now, or I'll shoot every man jack of you.

    The Moving Finger Mary Gaunt
  • You ought to have known that every man jack on the plantation is busy cutting.

    Prisoners of Hope Mary Johnston
  • From now on you can make certain every man jack of us will 41 do whatsoever you say.

    Antoine of Oregon James Otis
  • Every man jack of the twenty-one in store and bar-room was on his feet like magic.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • Every man jack of you into the boat, including the Captain and the Mates.

    The Hell Ship Raymond Alfred Palmer
  • Besides, every man jack of us is going to have a two-arm job all the way.

    Down the Columbia Lewis R. Freeman
  • If he say no, den we take yacht alongside and kill every man jack.

    The Queen's Cup

    G. A. Henty
  • "Every man jack of 'em is scared stiff," said Ajo, with a laugh.

  • Then I'll be hanged if I don't smoke in spite of every man jack of you!

    The Rome Express Arthur Griffiths
  • Not a man jack of them was willing to commit or bind himself to anything.

    Marse Henry (Vol. 1) Henry Watterson

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