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n. pl. Jer·ries Chiefly British Slang
A German, especially a German soldier.
[Alteration of German.]
n, pl -ries
1. a German, esp a German soldier
2. the Germans collectively: Jerry didn't send his bombers out last night.
n., pl. -ries. Brit. Informal.
a German soldier.
[1910–15; appar. alter. of German; see -y2]
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|Noun||1.||Jerry - offensive term for a person of German descent|
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
German - a person of German nationality
n (esp Mil sl) (= German soldier) → deutscher Soldat, Deutsche(r) m; (= the Germans) → die Deutschen pl