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

  • noun A male ass or donkey.
  • noun A foolish or stupid person; a blockhead.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A male ass; a jack.
  • noun Hence A very stupid or ignorant person: used in contempt.
  • noun Nautical, same as hawse-bag.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The male ass; a donkey.
  • noun A conceited dolt; a perverse blockhead; -- disparaging and offensive.
  • noun (Naut.) a three-masted vessel, with only the foremast square-rigged; a barkentine.
  • noun (Zoöl.) the koba.
  • noun (Zoöl.) See Jack rabbit, under 2d Jack, n.
  • noun (Zoöl.) any species of penguin of the genus Spheniscus, of which several are known. One species (Spheniscus demersus) inhabits the islands near the Cape of Good Hope; another (Spheniscus Magellanicus) is found at the Falkland Islands. They make a noise like the braying of an ass; -- hence the name.
  • noun (Zoöl.) See under Laughing.

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

  • noun A male donkey.
  • noun A foolish or stupid person.
  • noun An inappropriately rude or obnoxious person.
  • proper noun poker slang A jack and an ace as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic similarity
  • verb rare To behave very obnoxiously.

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

  • noun male donkey
  • noun a man who is a stupid incompetent fool


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