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Origin of jasper1
noun Older Slang.
Origin of jasper2
Examples from the Web for 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|Tunku Varadarajan|July 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jasper Johns stands tall like a figure from The Great Gatsby in a casual suit.
Jasper Johns: Regrets is on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York until September 1, 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|Michael Daly|May 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One justification is that Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel was the real deal.
Anyhow, Jasper Jay began to sulk as soon as he heard the news.The Tale of Jolly Robin|Arthur Scott Bailey
Jasper rode as carefully as possible, but was a considerable time reaching the more open section of the country.The Kentucky Ranger|Edward T. Curnick
Whom was Jasper to believe—the confident Indian or the pioneers?In The Boyhood of Lincoln|Hezekiah Butterworth
As soon as we landed we perceived that the ground was strewn with flaked chips of chalcedony, jasper, and similar stones.A Canyon Voyage|Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
There were a number of Mr. Jasper's business friends, that he brought up to introduce to his wife and the two girls.A Little Girl of Long Ago|Amanda Millie Douglas
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."