jack-in-the-box love



from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A toy consisting of a clownlike puppet that springs out of a box when the lid is activated.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See jack-in-a-box.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Children’s toy where a figure pops out of a small box.
  • noun obsolete A con-man who deceived tradesmen by substituting empty boxes for others full of money.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun plaything consisting of a toy clown that jumps out of a box when the lid is opened


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