nounpl. Jer·ries Chiefly British Slang
Origin of JerryAlteration of German
- Alternative capitalization of Jerry (derogatory: German).
- (UK, slang) A chamber pot.
- (UK, US, derogatory, slang, dated) A German.
- Used during World War II. Usage after World War II served as a reminder that the UK and Germany had been enemies.
By shortening of German. Originated during the First World War.