jacky

[jak-ee]

noun (sometimes initial capital letter) British Slang.


Origin of jacky

see origin at jackey

Jacky

[jak-ee]

noun, plural Jack·ies.

(often lowercase) a sailor.
a male given name, form of Jack.
a female given name, form of Jacqueline.

jackey

or jack·y

[jak-ee]

noun British Slang.

Origin of jackey

1790–1800; probably jack quarter of a pint (perhaps development of jack4) + -ey2
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Examples from the Web for jacky

Contemporary Examples of jacky

  • It was several seconds, perhaps a minute, before Jacky said that it must have been an earthquake.

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    January 15, 2010

  • Jacky, Dieuseul, and I slept in the truck to the extent sleep was possible.

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    What I Saw in Haiti

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    January 15, 2010

Historical Examples of jacky

  • His voice rose; he was falling into the rhythm of a scene with Jacky.

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    E. M. Forster

  • Jacky had announced her discovery when he fetched her from the lawn.

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    E. M. Forster

  • More words from Jacky were necessary—words unequivocal, undenied.

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    E. M. Forster

  • Jacky followed this, and said that, for her part, she thought it a lovely tune.

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    E. M. Forster

  • Yes, Jacky was past her prime, whatever that prime may have been.

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British Dictionary definitions for jacky

Jacky

noun

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