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1. Any of various birds of several genera in the family Corvidae, usually brightly colored and often having a loud, harsh call. Also called jaybird.
2. An overly talkative person; a chatterbox.
[Middle English jai, from Old French, from Late Latin gāius, gāia, perhaps from Latin Gāius, personal name.]
1. (Animals) any of various passerine birds of the family Corvidae (crows), esp the Eurasian Garrulus glandarius, with a pinkish-brown body, blue-and-black wings, and a black-and-white crest. See also bluejay
2. a foolish or gullible person
[C13: from Old French jai, from Late Latin gāius, perhaps from proper name Gāius]
(Biography) John 1745–1829, American statesman, jurist, and diplomat; first chief justice of the Supreme Court (1789–95). He negotiated the Jay's Treaty
1. any of various typically noisy, gregarious songbirds of the family Corvidae, mostly of the Northern Hemisphere, often having blue or gray plumage.
a. a talkative person; chatterer.
b. a fop; dandy.
[1275–35; Middle English jai < Middle French < Late Latin gāius, gāia]
John, 1745–1829, first Chief Justice of the U.S. 1789–95.
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|Noun||1.||Jay - 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 - crested largely blue bird|
corvine bird - birds of the crow family
Old World jay - a European jay
New World jay - a North American jay