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 and Etymology of jack-a-lent

1jack + a (of) + Lent


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