jerry

1
[ jer-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɛr i /

adjective Building Trades Slang.

of inferior materials or workmanship.

Origin of jerry

1
First recorded in 1875–80; short for jerry-built

Definition for jerry (2 of 7)

jerry

2
[ jer-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɛr i /

noun, plural jer·ries. Chiefly British Slang.

a chamber pot.

Origin of jerry

2
1820–30; short for Jeroboam (because if one drank such a large amount of liquid, one would have to void urine during the night)

Definition for jerry (3 of 7)

Jerry

1
[ jer-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɛr i /

noun

a male given name, form of Gerald, Gerard, Jeremiah, and Jerome.
a female given name, form of Geraldine.

Definition for jerry (4 of 7)

Jerry

2
[ jer-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɛr i /

noun, plural Jer·ries. Older Slang: Sometimes Offensive.

a German, especially a German soldier.
Germans collectively.

Origin of Jerry

2
First recorded in 1910–15; Ger(man) + -y1

Usage note

Jerry was a nickname used by Allied soldiers for a German soldier during World War I, but it was more commonly used in World War II.

Definition for jerry (5 of 7)

West

[ west ]
/ wɛst /

noun

Benjamin,1738–1820, U.S. painter, in England after 1763.
Jerome AlanJerry, born 1938, U.S. basketball player, coach, and executive.
Mae,1892?–1980, U.S. actress.
NathanaelNathan Wallenstein Weinstein, 1902?–40, U.S. novelist.
Paul,born 1930, U.S. poet, essayist, and novelist, born in England.
Dame RebeccaCicily Isabel Fairfield Andrews, 1892–1983, English novelist, journalist, and critic, born in Ireland.
Related formsan·ti-West, adjectivepro-West, adjective

Definition for jerry (6 of 7)

Brown

[ broun ]
/ braʊn /

noun

Definition for jerry (7 of 7)

Garcia

[ gahr-see-uh ]
/ gɑrˈsi ə /

noun

Jerome JohnJerry, 1942–95, U.S. rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
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British Dictionary definitions for jerry (1 of 7)

jerry

/ (ˈdʒɛrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

British an informal word for chamber pot
short for jeroboam

British Dictionary definitions for jerry (2 of 7)

Jerry

/ (ˈdʒɛrɪ) /

noun plural -ries British slang

a German, esp a German soldier
the Germans collectivelyJerry didn't send his bombers out last night

British Dictionary definitions for jerry (3 of 7)

brown

/ (braʊn) /

noun

adjective

verb

to make (esp food as a result of cooking) brown or (esp of food) to become brown
Derived Formsbrownish or browny, adjectivebrownness, noun

Word Origin for brown

Old English brūn; related to Old Norse brūnn, Old High German brūn, Greek phrunos toad, Sanskrit babhru reddish-brown

British Dictionary definitions for jerry (4 of 7)

Brown

/ (braʊn) /

noun

British Dictionary definitions for jerry (5 of 7)

west

/ (wɛst) /

noun

adjective

situated in, moving towards, or facing the west
(esp of the wind) from the west

adverb

Symbol: W

Word Origin for west

Old English; related to Old Norse vestr, Sanskrit avástāt, Latin vesper evening, Greek hésperos

British Dictionary definitions for jerry (6 of 7)

West

1
/ (wɛst) /

noun the West

the western part of the world contrasted historically and culturally with the East or Orient; the Occident
(formerly) the non-Communist countries of Europe and America contrasted with the Communist states of the EastCompare East (def. 2)
(in the US)
  1. that part of the US lying approximately to the west of the Mississippi
  2. (during the Colonial period) the region outside the 13 colonies, lying mainly to the west of the Alleghenies
(in the ancient and medieval world) the Western Roman Empire and, later, the Holy Roman Empire

adjective

  1. of or denoting the western part of a specified country, area, etc
  2. (as part of a name)the West Coast

British Dictionary definitions for jerry (7 of 7)

West

2
/ (wɛst) /

noun

Benjamin. 1738–1820, US painter, in England from 1763
Kanye, born 1977, US rap singer and producer; his albums include The College Dropout (2004) and Graduation (2007)
Mae. 1892–1980, US film actress
Nathanael, real name Nathan Weinstein. 1903–40, US novelist: author of Miss Lonely-Hearts (1933) and The Day of the Locust (1939)
Dame Rebecca, real name Cicily Isabel Andrews (née Fairfield). 1892–1983, British journalist, novelist, and critic
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Medicine definitions for jerry

Brown

[ broun ]
Michael Born 1941

American geneticist. He shared a 1985 Nobel Prize for discoveries related to cholesterol metabolism.
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Idioms and Phrases with jerry (1 of 2)

brown


In addition to the idioms beginning with brown

  • brown bagger
  • browned off
  • brownie points
  • brown nose
  • brown study, in a

also see:

  • do up (brown)

Idioms and Phrases with jerry (2 of 2)

west


see go west.

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