jack-tar

or Jack Tar

[ jak-tahr ]
/ ˈdʒækˈtɑr /

noun

a sailor.

Nearby words

  1. jack-in-the-green,
  2. jack-in-the-pulpit,
  3. jack-knife,
  4. jack-o'-lantern,
  5. jack-of-all-trades,
  6. jack-the-lad,
  7. jack-the-rags,
  8. jack-up,
  9. jack-up rig,
  10. jackal

Origin of jack-tar

First recorded in 1775–85

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British Dictionary definitions for jack tar

Jack Tar

noun

mainly literary a sailor
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