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jackatar

[jak-uh-tahr]
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noun Newfoundland.
  1. a Newfoundland native of mixed French and Amerindian descent.
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Origin of jackatar

1855–60; perhaps jack-tar (with -a- representing release of the stop) though the change in sense is unaccounted for
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