Gain access to thousands of additional definitions and advanced search features—ad free! JOIN NOW
: hunter, huntsman
: one attending a person of rank or wealth and wearing hunter's costume
: any of several large dark-colored birds (genus Stercorarius) of northern seas that are related to the skua, are strong fliers, and tend to harass weaker birds until they drop or disgorge their prey
Recent Examples on the Web
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'jaeger.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
1781, in the meaning defined at sense 1a
Keep scrolling for more
Resources for jaeger
Time Traveler for jaeger
See more words from the same year
More from Merriam-Webster on jaeger
See words that rhyme with jaeger
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about jaeger
Comments on jaeger
What made you want to look up jaeger? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
something that serves to warn or remind
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Difficult Vocab Quiz
Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
What exactly is the 'it' being sufficed?
Taking a usage peeve to task
You can't shut them up, but you can label them
The complaint comes first; the suit follows.
And is one way more correct than the others?
The story of an imaginary word that managed to sneak past our editors and enter the dictionary.
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
The awkward case of 'his or her'
Another round of challenging vocab!
(Secret October WOTD Quiz)
Listen to the words and spell through all three levels.