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Jack-a-Lent

Jack–a–Lent

noun \ˈjak-ə-ˌlent\

Definition of JACK-A-LENT

1
:  a small stuffed puppet set up to be pelted for fun in Lent
2
:  a simple or insignificant person

Origin of JACK-A-LENT

1jack + a (of) + Lent
First Known Use: 1598

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