Origin of jasper1
noun Older Slang.
Origin of jasper2
Examples from the Web for jasper
Contemporary Examples of jasper
Tim Krul, the substitute goalie, seemed a good foot taller than Jasper Cillessen, the man he replaced, and much the more daunting.Costa Rica vs. the Netherlands: A Tale of Two Goalies
July 5, 2014
Jasper Johns stands tall like a figure from The Great Gatsby in a casual suit.Dennis Hopper: The Missing Years
June 25, 2014
Jasper Johns: Regrets is on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York until September 1, 2014.Jasper Johns: The Secrets of a Master at Work
March 15, 2014
“A growl and a shake,” the attorney, Jasper Monti, tells The Daily Beast.Woman Bites Her Dog, Illinois Police Say, Charging Analise Garner With the Assault
May 1, 2012
One justification is that Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel was the real deal.Jack and Jill: Cocktails Inspired From Film
November 12, 2011
Historical Examples of jasper
The old snapshot of the year before, which Jasper had taken?
All these things Uncle Jasper had taught Andrew long and long before.
But suppose I don't know anything except you're Jasper's nephew?
It was a sight to talk about to watch Jasper, and I'm thinkin' you could go him one better.
But on the first two and greatest articles of his creed, how Jasper labored!
Word Origin for jasper
precious stone, c.1300, from Anglo-French jaspre, Old French jaspre, jaspe, from Latin iaspidem (nominative iaspis), from Greek iaspis "jasper," via an Oriental language (cf. Hebrew yashpeh, Akkadian yashupu).
masc. proper name, English form of Caspar or of Gaspar, the traditional name of one of the Three Kings. Said by Klein to be of Persian origin and meaning literally "treasure-holder." Used from 1896 for "a rustic simpleton."