1. a self-important petty official

Words Nearby jack-in-office

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How to use jack-in-office in a sentence

  • They warned off the rabble with the insolence every jack-in-office displays towards his inferiors.

    The Great Mogul | Louis Tracy
  • Well, she is a disagreeable, tyrannical sort of female jack-in-office; but she has her good points.

    Fix Bay'nets | George Manville Fenn
  • She's full of red-tape notions, and a jack-in-office to-day because the Empress has left her in charge.

    A Patriotic Schoolgirl | Angela Brazil
  • Just another example of pettish bureaucracy, the officiousness of the jack-in-office.

  • He was never shocked, and nothing made him angry, except cruelty or a jack-in-office.

    A Young Man's Year | Anthony Hope