noun \ˈjak-ə-ˌlent\

Definition of JACK-A-LENT

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

Origin of JACK-A-LENT

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


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