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J

"Jewish." Used in single's ad terminology, such as "SJM" = "Single Jewish Male."


Jack

- Jack, among other meanings, means to rob, mug or steal. It supposedly derives from the practice of stealing tires by "jacking up" a car, hence the phrase "jack you up." It is also a word form implied in the words "carjack" and "hijack." For example "the production is horribly dull and simple as if he jacked a Colecovision for beats."


Jackoff

"Asshole, Wanker." Originally "one who jacks off," but now just a general pejorative in the same way as "wanker." See "jack off."


Jack Off

"Masturbate." Distantly derived from the Latin "iacio" = "to toss, throw, cast or fling," through a contraction of "ejaculate" with "off" added in the same way as in the phrases "get off" and "toss off." See "ejaculate" and also "jackoff."


Jalopy

"Crappy Car." This originally implied a car that gave a bumpy ride, or had a bad suspension system, comparing it to riding a horse. The original term was "gallopy," describing the horse-like ride.


Jalouse

"To Be Suspicious; To Regard With Jealousy." From the French "jalouser" = "to regard with jealousy." See "jealous" and "zeal" for more detail.


Jamb

"An Image of an Animal Leg in Heraldry." Sometimes also "gamb" or "gambe." See "gamb" for details.


Jane

"A Female Who Pays for Sex." The feminine of "John." See "John."


Janitor

"Building Caretaker." This term originally meant "doorkeeper." Saint Peter, for example, was refered to as the "Janitor of Heaven." The word is derived from the Latin "ianitor" = "doorkeeper," which is in turn derived from "ianus," which means "doorway" or "archway" and is also the name of the Roman god of doorways, known for his two heads, with which he could watch both sides of the door.


Janitrex

"Female Janitor." See "janitor."


Janitriss

"Female Janitor." See "janitor."


Jap

1. "Japanese Person." A derogatory contraction.


Jap

2. "Snotty Jewish-American Girl." Acronym of "Jewish-American Princess."


Jawn

"Joint." This is the Philly pronunciation of "joint" in meaning 3. See "joint" 1-3 and also "jon."


Jealous

"Vehement In Wrath, Desire or Devotion; Ardently Amorous; Troubled by Suspicions or Beliefs that Something One Desires may be Taken Away by Another; Resentful of Rivalry." From the Middle English "gelos," from the Old French "galous," from the Latin "zelos," from the Greek "zelos." See also "zeal" and "zelophobia."


Jealousy

"The State or Condition of Being Jealous." From the Old French "gelosie." See "jealous."


Jeet?

"Did You Eat?" [Cont] Rarely seen in print but often spoken.


Jeez

General Interjection or Exclaimation. Corrupted from "Jesus," used in vanity.


Jejune

"Dull, Boring, Uninteresting; Infantile, Childish." From the Latin "ieiunus" = "meagerly, with poverty of ideas."


Jersey Barrier

"Concrete Barriers for Dividing Traffic Lanes." So called because they were first used on the New Jersey Turnpike.


Jes

"Just." [Cont][DV] See also "jus'" and "jest."


Jest

"Just." [DV] See also "jus'." For example, from Black Vernacular, "... aint a freak i jest dont agree with him." See also "jus'" and "jes."


Jet

"To Take Off, Run Away." For example, "He be jettin'" means "He's running away." It comes from the idea of a jet airplane "taking off" and the speed at which it does so. This is primarily from Black Vernacular, with much crossover into other dialects.


Jewels

"Balls, Testicles." Short for "family jewels." See "family jewels."


JIC

"Just In Case." An internet abbreviation.


Jigger

"Japanese Nigger." A derogatory word used to refer to ethnic Japanese who adopt African-American "gangsta" rap style. It is apparently based on wigger, meaning "white nigger." See also "wigger," "chigger" and "korigger."


Jilling, Jilling Off

"Masturbating (Feminine)." This seems to have arisen in lesbian parlance as a replacement to the distinctly masculine "jacking off." The word hails back to the old nursery rhyme where Jack and Jill go up the hill, and Jill replaces Jack, even though the "jack" of "jacking off" most likely had nothing to do with anybody named "Jack."


Jim Crowism

"Anything Related to Racist Discrimination or Segregation." After the "Jim Crow laws." See entry below.


Jim Crow Law

"A Law Segregating by Race." This term refers to the pejorative appelation "Jim Crows," applied to Blacks by Southerners, ultimately from the title of a minstrel song.


JMOOC

"Just My Opinion Of Course." An internet abbreviation.


-Job
"Sex Act." As in "blow-job," "hand-job," "head-job," "hum-job," etc.. While the origin of this is uncertain, it probably harks back to prostitution, ie. a "job" as a paid service.


Jog

"To Run Lightly." This derives from the Middle English "joggen," meaning "to jog, go hastlity." The etymology beyond Middle English is highly questionable.


John

"A Prostitute's Male Customer." From "John Doe," used in legal proceedings and morgue records to denote an unidentified person. How the term "John Doe" started seems to be unknown. The female form is "Jane."


Joint

1. "A Place to Meet Up, Particularly to Do Drugs." This is where we get such terms as "pizza joint" and "coffee joint." The origin of the term rests in it being where people "join" up or "conjoin."


Joint

2. "A Marijuana Cigarette." From the idea of people "joining" together to do drugs, transfered from the place to the object which caused them to join together, ie. the marijuana cigarette smoked as a communal actuvity.


Joint

3. "Thingamajig." From "joint" 1 & 2, the word eventually came to be used for anything imaginable, from sneakers to Spike Lee movies.


Jon

Variant of "jawn." See "jawn" and "joint."


JOOC

"Just Out of Curiosity." An internet abbreviation.


JPEG

"A Computer Graphic File in Joint Photographic Experts Group Format." One of the most common graphics file formats. Abbreviated from "Joint Photographic Experts Group."


JPG

Variant of JPEG.


JTLYK

"Just To Let You Know." An internet abbreviation.


Juice

1. "The Liquid From Plant or Animal Matter." This word had various Middle English forms, such as "jus," "juis," "juce" and "jous" all from the Old French "jus," from the Latin "ius" = "broth, soup."


Juice

2. "To Squeeze Juice From Something." From juice 1.


Juice

3. "Liquor." From juice 1.


Juice

4. "Gasoline, Fuel." From juice 1.


Juice

5. "Electricity, Electrical Current." Probably from "juice" 4, as "power source."


Juice

6. "Semen." From juice 1.


Juice

7. "To Swindle Money from Someone." From "juice" 2.


Juice

8. "Money." Usually refering to ill-gotten gain or money to fund illegal enterprizes. From either "juice" 7 or 4.


Juiced, Juiced Up

"Intoxicated, Drunk." From "juice" 3.


Juicehead

"An Alcholic." From "juice" 3 and "-head" as applied to various drug users, as in "acid head" and "pot head."


Juicy

1. "Sexually Aroused." Said of a woman, from the secretion of vaginal lubricants during sexual arousal.


Juicy

2. "Having Large Breasts." Milk as "juice." See also "zoftig."


Juicy

3. "Drunk." From "juice" 3. See also "juiced."


Jus'

"Just." [Cont] See also "jes" and "jest."


Jyp

"To Steal, Cheat, or Swindle." Also "gip" and "gyp." Generally thought to be short for "Gypsy," from their reputation as swindlers and theives.





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