from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British Slang A German, especially a German soldier.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. German
- proper n. A nickname for Jeremiah, Jeremy, Jerrold, Gerald, Gerard, and similar male names; also used as a formal male given name.
- proper n. A diminutive of the female given names Geraldine and Jerilyn.
- proper n. An old nickname for a chamber pot (also refered to as a potty) (Dated UK)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Flimsy; jerry-built.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A man who erects flimsy buildings; a speculator who constructs houses hastily and unsubstantially.
- n. A machine for shearing fabrics.
- n. The jocular uproar or noise made in a printing-house by compositors on any extraordinary occasion.
- Defectively or flimsily constructed; jerry-built: as, a jerry house; a jerry ship.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. offensive term for a person of German descent
Alteration of German.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
by shortening of German (Wiktionary)
Diminutive of Jeremy, Jerome, Gerald, Jerrold, Gerard, and related names. (Wiktionary)