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. Erin Thompson:

    At John Jay College, we study both terrorism and the effects of wrongful detention.

  3. Tiffany Haddish:

    I was talking to Jay-Z for a little bit, and there was another actress that was there who wasalsotalking to Jay-Z.

  4. 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.

  5. Executive Director Charles Breithaupt:

    You need to answer that at some point, to justify Jay's continued participation as this committee chooses to allow it to. It may not.

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