Jerry


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Jer·ry

 (jĕr′ē)
n. pl. Jer·ries Chiefly British Slang
A German, especially a German soldier.

[Alteration of German.]

jerry

(ˈdʒɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. Brit an informal word for chamberpot
2. (Units) short for jeroboam

Jerry

(ˈdʒɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. a German, esp a German soldier
2. the Germans collectively: Jerry didn't send his bombers out last night.

Jer•ry

(ˈdʒɛr i)

n., pl. -ries. Brit. Informal.
a German soldier.
[1910–15; appar. alter. of German; see -y2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jerry - offensive term for a person of German descent
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
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
Translations

jerry

[ˈdʒerɪ]
A. N (Brit) → orinal m
B. CPD jerry can Nbidón m

Jerry

2 [ˈdʒerɪ] N (Brit) (Mil) a Jerryun alemán
Jerrylos alemanes

Jerry

n (esp Mil sl) (= German soldier)deutscher Soldat, Deutsche(r) m; (= the Germans)die Deutschen pl

jerry

n (dated Brit inf: = chamber pot) → Pott m (inf), → Thron m (inf)

jerry

:
jerry-builder
jerry-building
jerry-built
jerry can
ngroßer (Blech)kanister
References in classic literature ?
Not until Mister Haggin abruptly picked him up under one arm and stepped into the sternsheets of the waiting whaleboat, did Jerry dream that anything untoward was to happen to him.
Mister Haggin" was the sound Jerry had always heard uttered by Bob, the clerk, and by Derby, the foreman on the plantation, when they addressed his master.
And the first house we come to was this Jerry Moore's.
They shakes hands, and Jerry Moore says, "Is this a friend of yours, Bailey?
It was plain that Jerry had usurped the functions of his cab, and was carrying a "load.
The professional hawk's eye of Jerry caught the movement.
The joyous bark turned to a suspicious and jealous snarl as Jerry scented the other dog's presence from Harley's caressing hand.
The Irish terrier, under all circumstances amenable to the control of the master as are few breeds of dogs, was instantly manifest in Jerry and Michael an Harley Kennan's voice rang out.
Then Polly and Dolly used to come in the morning to help with the cab -- to brush and beat the cushions, and rub the glass, while Jerry was giving us a cleaning in the yard, and Harry was rubbing the harness.
One day two wild-looking young men came out of a tavern close by the stand, and called Jerry.
Cruncher sat watching the two streams, like the heathen rustic who has for several centuries been on duty watching one stream--saving that Jerry had no expectation of their ever running dry.
I warn't doing no harm," Young Jerry protested, rubbing his cheek.