\ ˈjes How to pronounce jess (audio) \

Definition of jess

: a short strap secured on the leg of a hawk and usually provided with a ring for attaching a leash

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jessed \ ˈjest How to pronounce jessed (audio) \ adjective

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Here’s a better video of Dua Lipa with the pride flag -- — jess (@badxromance) February 13, 2018 THAT IS. Stephen Daw, Billboard, "Dua Lipa Waves LGBTQ Pride Flag at L.A. Performance," 13 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of jess

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jess

Middle English ges, from Anglo-French gez, jettes, plural of get, literally, throw, from geter, jeter to throw, release (a hawk) — more at jet

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The first known use of jess was in the 14th century

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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