[ jey-see ]
/ ˈdʒeɪˈsi /


a member of a civic group for young business and community leaders.

Origin of Jaycee

1945–50, Americanism; spelling forms of the letters JC, abbreviation of Junior Chamber in its original name United States Junior Chamber of Commerce

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/ (ˈdʒeɪˈsiː) /


Australian, NZ, US and Canadian a young person who belongs to a junior chamber of commerce

Word Origin for Jaycee

C20: from the initials of J (unior) C (hamber), short for United States Junior Chamber of Commerce

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Word Origin and History for jaycee



1946, American English, from pronunciation of J.C., in Junior Chamber (of Commerce).

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