Definitions for jackalˈdʒæk əl, -ɔl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
jack•alˈdʒæk əl, -ɔl(n.)
any of several nocturnal wild dogs of the genus Canis, esp. C. aureus, of Asia and Africa, that scavenge or hunt in packs.
a person who performs dishonest or base deeds as the accomplice of another.
a person who performs menial or degrading tasks for another.
Origin of jackal:
1595–1605; < alter. of Pers shag(h)āl
jackal, Canis aureus(noun)
Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair
Any of several wild canine species, native to the tropical Old World, smaller than a wolf.
A person who performs menial/routine tasks, dogsbody
A person who behaves in an opportunistic way; especially a base collaborator.
A jack (the playing card.)
To perform menial or routine tasks
any one of several species of carnivorous animals inhabiting Africa and Asia, related to the dog and wolf. They are cowardly, nocturnal, and gregarious. They feed largely on carrion, and are noted for their piercing and dismal howling
one who does mean work for another's advantage, as jackals were once thought to kill game which lions appropriated
Translations for jackal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of wild animal similar to a dog or wolf.
- إبْن آوىArabic
- chacalPortuguese (BR)
- der SchakalGerman
- šakal, čagaljCroatian
- anjing hutanIndonesian
- 자칼(인도와 북아프리카산의 야생의 개)Korean
- 豺Chinese (Trad.)
- chó rừngVietnamese
- 豺Chinese (Simp.)
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