Origin of jackal
Related Words for jackalmedium, accessory, go-between, stooge, pawn, minion, agent, dupe, puppet, accomplice, idiot, patsy, mark, messenger, intermediary, creature, sucker, hireling, figurehead, chump
Examples from the Web for jackal
Contemporary Examples of jackal
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Historical Examples of jackal
That jackal has enchanted him, so that he must deem well done all that is done by him.The Sea-Hawk
Do not do that,” exclaimed the Jackal, “for I shall get wet and be drowned.
The Jackal does not like to get even the tip of his tail wet.
But the Jackal hid in the high cane, and the farmer could not find him.
I could take you to the place,” said the Jackal, “but it is across the river, and I cannot swim.
Word Origin for jackal
c.1600, from Turkish çakal, from Persian shaghal, from or cognate with Sanskrit srgala-s, literally "the howler." Figurative sense of "skulking henchman" is from the old belief that jackals stirred up game for lions.