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jay

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noun \ ˈjā \

Definition of jay

1 a :a predominantly fawn-colored Old World bird (Garrulus glandarius) of the crow family with a black-and-white crest and wings marked with black, white, and blue
b :any of various usually crested and largely blue chiefly New World birds that are related to the common Old World jay and have roving habits and harsh voices — compare blue jay
2 a :an impertinent chatterer
b :dandy 1
3 :a moderate blue

Origin and Etymology of jay

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin gaius


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jay

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Definition of jay

1 :the letter j
2 :joint 4

First Known Use of jay

1818


Jay

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biographical name \ ˈjā \

Definition of Jay

John 1745–1829 American jurist and statesman; 1st chief justice U.S. Supreme Court (1789–95)

JAY Defined for Kids

jay

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noun \ ˈjā \

Definition of jay for Students

:a usually blue bird related to the crow that has a loud call


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