whiskey jackwhiskey jack
Origin of whiskey jackearlier whisky-john, itself altered (as if from whisky + John) from Cree dialect, dialectal wiiskachaan, literally , blacksmith (so named from its coloring)
See gray jay.
Origin of whiskey jackAlteration of whiskey-john by folk etymology from Cree dialectal wiiskachaan
(plural whiskey jacks)
- (US) Alternative form of whisky jack (gray jay, Canada jay).