verb (used with object)
Origin of jettison
Examples from the Web for jettison
Jettison your lawyers as a source of prison-yard guidance, Abramoff said.Abramoff’s Advice for Virginia’s New Jailhouse Guv|Tim Mak, Jackie Kucinich|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But they also bequeathed to us a founding racism that we have found it almost impossible to jettison.The Invention of the Ego in Martin Luther’s Defiance|Thomas Cahill|November 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The other companies to jettison Deen were more interested in their image than the bottom line.Racism Is a Tough Sell: The Real Reason Everyone Dumped Paula Deen|Daniel Gross|June 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nor does he believe it will force the company to jettison full-time workers.
It will jettison the reactionary messages that alienated so many persuadable voters in 2012.Commentary's Symposium on the Future of Conservatism|David Frum|January 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I found the harbour; I traversed wharf after wharf; but found no visible record of the most momentous act of jettison since Jonah.Roving East and Roving West|E. V. Lucas
But if we jettison cargo to make room for these poor beggars, sir, the insurance will pay.A Master of Fortune|Cutcliffe Hyne
"I'll take a look at it some time," said Jettison, putting the pamphlet in his pocket.
Why, yes—frankly, I'm inclined to Jettison's theory—in fact, I'm certain that's the truth.
So its cheapest to jettison haythanks for that new word, Ed.The Last of the Flatboats|George Cary Eggleston
verb -sons, -soning or -soned (tr)
Word Origin for jettison
1848, from jettison (n.) "act of throwing overboard" to lighten a ship. This noun was an 18c. Marine Insurance writers' restoration of the earlier form and original sense of the 15c. word that had become jetsam, probably because jetsam had taken on a sense of "things cast overboard" and an unambiguous word was needed for "act of throwing overboard."
Middle English jetteson (n.) "act of throwing overboard" is from Anglo-French getteson, from Old French getaison "act of throwing (goods overboard)," especially to lighten a ship in distress, from Late Latin iactionem (nominative iactatio) "act of throwing," noun of action from past participle stem of iectare "toss about" (see jet (v.)). Related: Jettisoned.