adjective Building Trades Slang.
Origin of jerry1
noun, plural jer·ries. Chiefly British Slang.
Origin of jerry2
noun, plural Jer·ries. Older Slang: Sometimes Offensive.
Origin of Jerry2
Examples from the Web for jerry
Contemporary Examples of jerry
Former Louisville mayor and new White House aide Jerry Abramson could be the man who brings Obama and Mitch McConnell together.The McConnell Friend Obama Just Hired
November 10, 2014
There is, for example, the Seinfeld episode where Jerry, feeling flush with cash, buys his parents a Caddy.Nationalism on Four Wheels
October 18, 2014
Sen. Jerry Moran, a Republican from Kansas, was among the first politicians to call for an Ebola czar.Ron Klain Will Be the Best Ebola Czar Yet
Tim Mak, Abby Haglage
October 17, 2014
Mitchell has close ties with Sen. Jerry Tillman, the lawmaker who sponsored the bill.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’
October 15, 2014
“[Amazon] should be showcasing ‘Tom and Jerry’ among classic movies in a way that gives them cultural context,” he said.Is ‘Tom and Jerry’ Really Racist?
October 2, 2014
Historical Examples of jerry
This from Jerry Tompkins; you have probably no idea how hungry he was at that moment.Ester Ried Yet Speaking
It had seen its best days, Jerry thought, and so had he, for that matter.The Village Watch-Tower
(AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
Jerry, you honest tradesman, it wouldn't suit your line of business!
Jerry has been my bodyguard on Sunday nights for a long time past and I am used to him.
A carriage with post-horses was ready at the Bank door, and Jerry was booted and equipped.
noun plural -ries
noun plural -ries British slang
Word Origin for brown
- to be lost or destroyed irrevocably
- to die
Word Origin for west
noun the West
- that part of the US lying approximately to the west of the Mississippi
- (during the Colonial period) the region outside the 13 colonies, lying mainly to the west of the Alleghenies
- of or denoting the western part of a specified country, area, etc
- (as part of a name)the West Coast
World War I British Army slang for "a German, the Germans," 1919, probably an alteration of German, but also said to be from the shape of the German helmet, which was thought to resemble a jerry, British slang for "chamber pot" (1827), this being probably an abbreviation of jeroboam. Hence jerry-can "5-gallon metal container" (1943), a type first used by German troops in World War II, later adopted by the Allies.
Old English brun "dark, dusky," developing a definite color sense only 13c., from Proto-Germanic *brunaz (cf. Old Norse brunn, Danish brun, Old Frisian and Old High German brun, Dutch bruin, German braun), from PIE *bher- (3) "shining, brown" (cf. Lithuanian beras "brown"), related to *bheros "dark animal" (cf. beaver, bear (n.), and Greek phrynos "toad," literally "the brown animal").
The Old English word also had a sense of "brightness, shining," preserved only in burnish. The Germanic word was adopted into Romanic (e.g. Middle Latin brunus, Italian and Spanish bruno, French brun). Brown Bess, slang name for old British Army flintlock musket, first recorded 1785.
c.1300, "to become brown," from brown (adj.). From 1560s as "to make brown." Related: Browned; browning.
"brown color," c.1600, from brown (adj.).
Old English west "in or toward the west," from Proto-Germanic *wes-t- (cf. Old Norse vestr, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Dutch west, Old High German -west, only in compounds, German west), from PIE *wes- (source of Greek hesperos, Latin vesper "evening, west"), perhaps an enlarged form of root *we- "to go down" (cf. Sanskrit avah "downward"), and thus literally "direction in which the sun sets." Cf. also High German dialectal abend "west," literally "evening."
French ouest, Spanish oeste are from English. West used in geopolitical sense from World War I (Britain, France, Italy, as opposed to Germany and Austria-Hungary); as contrast to Communist Russia (later to the Soviet bloc) it is first recorded in 1918. West Indies is recorded from 1550s.
In addition to the idioms beginning with brown
- brown bagger
- browned off
- brownie points
- brown nose
- brown study, in a
- do up (brown)
see go west.