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Origin of jerry1
Definition for jerry (2 of 7)
noun, plural jer·ries. Chiefly British Slang.
Origin of jerry2
Definition for jerry (3 of 7)
Definition for jerry (4 of 7)
noun, plural Jer·ries. Older Slang: Sometimes Offensive.
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Examples from the Web for jerry
There is, for example, the Seinfeld episode where Jerry, feeling flush with cash, buys his parents a Caddy.
Sen. Jerry Moran, a Republican from Kansas, was among the first politicians to call for an Ebola czar.
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’|ProPublica|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“[Amazon] should be showcasing ‘Tom and Jerry’ among classic movies in a way that gives them cultural context,” he said.
Amazon has put a racism disclaimer on its series of “Tom and Jerry” cartoons.
Jerry related what he had heard about the plans of the athletic club to hold an out-door meet on their grounds three weeks hence.The Motor Boys|Clarence Young
Jerry examined it, saw that it was a good cigar, and said: "I don't smoke myself, but I have a brother that does."Cappy Ricks|Peter B. Kyne
Althea managed to get Jerry into a corner, where she gave him a bad half hour.Cinderella Jane|Marjorie Benton Cooke
"He's coming," said Jerry, as they heard a thump that was Andy jumping down the last two steps of the front stairs.Jerry's Charge Account|Hazel Hutchins Wilson
Jerry was out then, an' we were married an' began together in the little room down the street; an' now I thought often of Nan.
British Dictionary definitions for jerry (1 of 7)
British Dictionary definitions for jerry (2 of 7)
noun plural -ries British slang
British Dictionary definitions for jerry (3 of 7)
Word Origin for brown
British Dictionary definitions for jerry (4 of 7)
British Dictionary definitions for jerry (5 of 7)
- to be lost or destroyed irrevocably
- to die
Word Origin for west
British Dictionary definitions for jerry (6 of 7)
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
British Dictionary definitions for jerry (7 of 7)
Word Origin and History for jerry (1 of 5)
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.
Word Origin and History for jerry (1 of 5)
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.
Word Origin and History for jerry (2 of 5)
c.1300, "to become brown," from brown (adj.). From 1560s as "to make brown." Related: Browned; browning.
Word Origin and History for jerry (3 of 5)
"brown color," c.1600, from brown (adj.).
Word Origin and History for jerry (4 of 5)
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.
Medicine definitions for jerry
Idioms and Phrases with jerry (1 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with brown
- brown bagger
- browned off
- brownie points
- brown nose
- brown study, in a
- do up (brown)
Idioms and Phrases with jerry (2 of 2)
see go west.