Jerry meaning

jĕrē
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A German, especially a German soldier.
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(person, proper) A masculine name.
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A nickname for Jeremiah, Jeremy, Jerrold, Gerald, Gerard, and similar male names; also used as a formal male given name.
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Alternative capitalization of Jerry (derogatory: German).
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(UK, slang) A chamber pot.
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A diminutive of the female given names Geraldine and Jerilyn.
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An old nickname for a chamber pot (also referred to as a potty) (Dated UK)
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(UK, US, derogatory, slang, dated) A German.
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Origin of jerry

  • Alteration of German

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

  • Diminutive of Jeremy, Jerome, Gerald, Jerrold, Gerard, and related names.

    From Wiktionary

  • By shortening of German. Originated during the First World War.

    From Wiktionary