Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Skittish; vicious: said of a horse.
- Ill-conditioned; unchaste: said of a woman.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Vicious; ill-tempered; resembling a jade; -- applied to a horse.
- adj. Unchaste; -- applied to a woman.
- jade + -ish (Wiktionary)
“Socrates, will for such jadish tricks give the asse his due burthen of bastonadas.”
“Socrates would not kicke againe, if an asse did kicke at him, yet some that cannot be so wise, and will not be so patient as Socrates, will for such jadish tricks give the asse his due burthen of bastonadas.”
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