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Jer·ry

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

[Alteration of German.]
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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.
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Jer•ry

(ˈdʒɛr i)

n., pl. -ries. Brit. Informal.
a German soldier.
[1910–15; appar. alter. of German; see -y2]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jerry - offensive term for a person of German descent
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
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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
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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
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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.
But in Jerry's vocabulary, "Mister Haggin" possessed all the definiteness of sound and meaning that the word "master" possesses in the vocabularies of humans in relation to their dogs.
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?" looking at me.
Among the shifting, sonorous, pulsing crowd glimpses could be had of Jerry's high hat, battered by the winds and rains of many years; of his nose like a carrot, battered by the frolicsome, athletic progeny of millionaires and by contumacious fares; of his brass-buttoned green coat, admired in the vicinity of McGary's.
The professional hawk's eye of Jerry caught the movement.
"Jerry will furnish enough excitement for both of them."
The joyous bark turned to a suspicious and jealous snarl as Jerry scented the other dog's presence from Harley's caressing hand.
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.