Definitions for jacklegˈdʒækˌlɛg

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (adj.)unskilled or untrained; amateur.

    Category: Dialect

  2. lacking professional scruples; unethical.

    Category: Dialect

  3. makeshift; temporary.

    Category: Dialect

  4. (n.)an unskilled or unscrupulous itinerant worker or practitioner.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Dialect

* Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S..

Origin of jackleg:



  1. jackleg(Noun)

    A type of drill operated by means of compressed air.

  2. jackleg(Adjective)

    amateur, untrained, incompetent

  3. jackleg(Adjective)

    dishonest, unscrupulous


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