Jackleg meaning

jăklĕg
Makeshift; temporary.
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Lacking skill or training; incompetent. Used especially of lawyers or preachers.
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Unscrupulous or dishonest.
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An unskilled or unscrupulous itinerant worker.
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A strikebreaker.
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Unprofessional, unscrupulous, or dishonest.
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A jackleg person or thing.
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A type of drill operated by means of compressed air.
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Origin of jackleg

  • Perhaps jack (black)leg

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition