Jack–a–Lent

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noun \ˈjak-ə-ˌlent\

Definition of Jack–a–Lent

  1. 1 :  a small stuffed puppet set up to be pelted for fun in Lent

  2. 2 :  a simple or insignificant person

Origin and Etymology of jack–a–lent

1jack + a (of) + Lent


First Known Use: 1598

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a brief usually trivial fact

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