A male given name, also used as a pet form of John.
(slang) Jack Daniel's, a brand of American whiskey.
- every man; everyone
- to spend time in useless activity
- to trifle or meddle (with)
- to masturbate
- to raise by means of a jack
- to raise (prices, salaries, etc.)
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Origin of Jack
From the name Jack from Middle English Jakke possibly from Old French Jacques from Late Latin Iacōbus Jacob N., sense 15, short for jack shit V. tr., senses 4a and b, short for hijack
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Popular pet form of John through a Middle English form Jankin; rarely also an anglicized form of French Jacques (equivalent of Jacob and James). Though the name was originally a pet form, it has become more of an independent name.
From Middle English jakke (“any mechanical device”), from the name Jack, from Old French Jacques
French jaque, jacque, perhaps from the proper name Jacques. Compare jacquerie.
From the common name above.
From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
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