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jay

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noun \ˈjā\

Definition of jay

  1. 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. 2 a :  an impertinent chatterer b :  dandy 1 c :  greenhorn

  3. 3 :  a moderate blue

Origin and Etymology of jay

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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jay

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Definition of jay

  1. 1 :  the letter j

  2. 2 :  joint 4

1818

First Known Use of jay

1818


Jay

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biographical name \ˈjā\

Definition of Jay

  1. John 1745–1829 Am. jurist & statesman; 1st chief justice United States Supreme Court (1789–95)


JAY Defined for Kids

jay

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noun \ˈjā\

Definition of jay for Students

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



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