What does Jay mean?

Definitions for Jaydʒeɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jay, John Jay(noun)

    United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)

  2. jay(noun)

    crested largely blue bird


  1. Jay(ProperNoun)

    A nickname for James, Jason, or for any male name beginning with a "J" ; also used as a formal given name.

  2. Jay(ProperNoun)

    A nickname of female names beginning with a "J".

  3. Origin: Respelling of the letter jy, by analogy with the following letter kay.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jay(noun)

    any one of the numerous species of birds belonging to Garrulus, Cyanocitta, and allied genera. They are allied to the crows, but are smaller, more graceful in form, often handsomely colored, and usually have a crest

  2. Origin: [F. geai, OF. gai, jaj, perh. fr. OHG. ghi. Cf. Gay.]


  1. Jay

    Jays are several species of medium-sized, usually colorful and noisy, passerine birds in the crow family Corvidae. The names jay and magpie are somewhat interchangeable, and the evolutionary relationships are rather complex. For example, the Eurasian Magpie seems more closely related to the Eurasian Jay than to the Oriental Blue and Green Magpies, whereas the Blue Jay is not closely related to either.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jay

    jā, n. a bird of the crow family with gay plumage: a wanton woman: an indifferent actor, a stupid chattering fellow. [O. Fr. jay (mod. Fr. geai); from root of gay.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jay in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jay in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Sallah:

    It has been a long process, and Jay Fung is happy to put this behind Jay Fung.

  2. Eric Berne:

    The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.

  3. Simon Rich:

    My job as a showrunner was to figure out new ways to torture Jay every week, we set him on fire, we cut off his limbs, we poisoned him repeatedly, we electrocuted genitals - we're constantly subjecting him to tortures but he never once complained.

  4. Samsung Group:

    Samsung Life Public Welfare Foundation and Samsung Foundation of Culture expect that new Chairman Jay Y. Lee will succeed Samsung Group's management philosophies and desire to contribute to society, as he understands better than anyone the purpose of their founding.

  5. Jay Wilds:

    I think that was Jay Wilds first real girlfriend, and I think that's why Jay Wilds reaction was so strong. I don't think it meant that much to her. I don't think that's wrong, it's high school, you know. She's a high school girl,' Oh, Jay Wilds's cute, Oh, whatever' -- things fizzle out. I think there was another dude or something, or whatever.

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