jerry
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈdʒɛɹi/
Noun

jerry (plural jerries)

  1. (British, slang) A chamber pot.
    • 1976, Angela Carter, ‘The Mother Lode’, in Shaking a Leg, Vintage 2013, p. 3:
      We used chamber-pots a good deal – ‘jerries’ – cause of much hilarity doe to the hostilities.
Synonyms Adjective

jerry (not comparable)

  1. (dated) Jerry-built.
    • 1889, Alfred Thomas Story, A book of vagrom men and vagrant thoughts, p. 57:
      If a man builds a jerry-house, he has a jerry conscience; and there are a lot of consciences of that description going about.
Noun

jerry (plural jerries)

  1. (racial slur) Alternative letter-case form of Jerry#English|Jerry: a German.
Synonyms
Jerry
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /d͡ʒɛɹi/
Proper noun
  1. A male given name.
    • 1970, Santha Rama Rau, The Adventuress, p. 157:
      ..."I, incidentally, am Jeremy Wilson, and anyone who abbreviates that to 'Jerry' does so at unspeakable peril."
      "Oh really?" Kay asked. "Why?"
      "Well, just a wartime hangover. We used to call the Germans 'Jerries'."
      "I don't know much about the German war."
  2. A female given name.
  3. An unincorporated community in Asotin County, Washington
Noun

jerry (plural Jerries)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of jerry: a chamber pot
Proper noun
  1. (UK, US, ethnic slur, dated) A personification of the German people.
Noun

jerry (plural Jerries)

  1. (British, US, ethnic slur, dated) A German, particularly a male German.
Synonyms


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