jackrabbit

[ jak-rab-it ]
/ ˈdʒækˌræb ɪt /

adjective

resembling a jack rabbit, as in suddenness or rapidity of movement: The car made a jackrabbit start when the traffic light turned green.

verb (used without object)

to go or start forward with a rapid, sudden movement.

Origin of jackrabbit

First recorded in 1925–30; see origin at jack rabbit
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