Whisky-jack meaning

(Canada) Alternative form of whisky jack (gray jay, Canada jay).
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(Canada) The gray jay, Perisoreus canadensis.
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Origin of whisky-jack

  • Perhaps an alteration of whisky john, a corruption of Cree wîskacân / ᐄᐧᐢᑲᒑᐣ, or perhaps directly from Cree wîskicâk ᐄᐧᐢᑭᒑᐠ.

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