jaeger

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noun jae·ger \ˈyā-gər\

Definition of jaeger

  1. 1a :  hunter, huntsmanb :  one attending a person of rank or wealth and wearing hunter's costume

  2. 2 :  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

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Origin and Etymology of jaeger

German Jäger


First Known Use: 1781


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