Definitions for Jaydʒeɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jaydʒeɪ(n.)

  1. any of various typically noisy, gregarious songbirds of the family Corvidae, mostly of the Northern Hemisphere, often having blue or gray plumage.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. Slang. a talkative person; chatterer. a fop; dandy.

    Category: Informal

Origin of jay:

1275–35; ME jai < MF < LL gāius, gāia

Jaydʒeɪ(n.)

  1. John, 1745–1829, first Chief Justice of the U.S. 1789–95.

    Category: Biography

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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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.

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