[ jak-uh-tahr ]
/ ˈdʒæk əˌtɑr /
a Newfoundland native of mixed French and Amerindian descent.
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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