Jackrabbit definition

jăkrăbĭt
To move or begin to move rapidly or suddenly.
verb
1
1
Any of several large, long-eared, long-legged hares of the genus Lepus.
noun
0
1
Moving or beginning to move in a sudden, rapid manner.

Won the race with a jackrabbit start.

adjective
0
1
Any of several large North American hares of the genus Lepus.
noun
0
1
(US) To make a sudden, rapid movement.
verb
0
1
Advertisement

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
jackrabbit
Plural:
jackrabbits

Origin of jackrabbit

  • jack(ass) (from its long ears) rabbit

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

  • Blend of jackass and rabbit

    From Wiktionary