Generic use for any female (as Sheila in Australian English), especially paired (since the 15th c., compare Ienken and Iulyan) with the male Jack.
A young woman; a sweetheart; like the variant spelling Gill it was also associated with various assertive uses of the term flirt, as in flirtgigg (used by William Shakespeare for a 'woman of light or loose behavior').
A man's right hand; .
A jillstrap: the female counterpart to a jockstrap.
Origin: By analogy with jack or jackrabbit.
a young woman; a sweetheart. See Gill
Origin: [See Gill sweetheart.]
Jill is a novel by English writer Philip Larkin, first published in 1946 by The Fortune Press, and reprinted by Faber and Faber in 1964. It was written between 1943 and 1944, when Larkin was twenty-one years old and an undergraduate at St John's College, Oxford. The novel is set in the wartime Oxford, the town in which it was written. Protagonist John Kemp is a young man from "Huddlesford" in Lancashire, who goes up to Oxford. With great sympathy it analyses his emotions at this first experience of privileged southern life. Socially awkward and inexperienced, Kemp is attracted by the reckless and dissipated life of his roommate Christopher Warner, a well-off southerner who has attended a minor public school, tellingly called "Lamprey College". The eponymous Jill is Kemp's imaginary sister, whom he invents to confound Warner. Kemp then discovers a real-life Jill called Gillian, the 15 year old cousin of Warner's friend Elizabeth. Kemp becomes infatuated with Gillian, but his advances are thwarted by Elizabeth and rebuffed by Gillian. Larkin writes of his own experiences of Oxford during the war in the Introduction he added for the republication by Faber and Faber in 1964:
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jil, n. Same as Gill.
jil, n. a young woman, often associated with Jack. [Short for Gillian—i.e. Juliana.]
The numerical value of jill in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of jill in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty.
And I remember, Jill just got up off the couch, gave me a big hug and said, 'I think you're right,'.
Right now, obviously, we are deeply troubled by all this, we stand behind our teacher Jill, who grew up in this studio.
The President ... is grateful that the vice president and Jill Biden will be traveling to New York City to attend the service on Saturday.
I came home and Hunter, our son, was upstairs with mom -- with Jill. And I walked in and I said, 'You know, I just don't think it's time.' I just decided -- I don't think we can run the kind of campaign we have to run to be able to win, and I remember, Jill just got up off the couch, gave me a big hug and said, 'I think you're right,'.
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