Origin of jackal
Examples from the Web for jackal
He was accused of being a 'jackal' and of drunkenly killing innocents by an Afghan warlord this week.Lock Up Your Daughters (And Hide The Vodka) - Prince Harry's Headed Home!|Tom Sykes|January 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Jackal ran up and down, here and there, but for a long time could find nothing to eat.Old Deccan Days|M. Frere
When the jackal stood in the presence of the queen, he began munching the betel-leaves.Folk-Tales of Bengal|Lal Behari Day
Then he stood still and waited till the panther came up to him: 'Jackal, where are my little ones?'The Pink Fairy Book|Various
A jackal's tail mounted on a stick serves the double purpose of fan and handkerchief.
Late in the afternoon, they got tired of waiting for the Jackal, and determined to go and look for him.The Talking Thrush|William Crooke
British Dictionary definitions for jackal
Word Origin for jackal
Word Origin and History 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.