new jack

adjective

variants or New Jack
1
: of, relating to, or consisting of new jack swing
new jack grooves
2
: of, relating to, or being urban, hip, and usually Black
the new jack generation

Examples of new jack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Riley, a Grammy-winning, multi-platinum producer, is credited with creating new jack swing, a fusion genre of music incorporating contemporary R&B, hip-hop, gospel, soul and pop. Katcy Stephan, Variety, 16 May 2024 Cheery new jack swing tunes played on invisible speakers. Gustavo Arellano, Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 2024 The project brings together the best of early ‘90s R&B too, highlighted by new jack stars SWV, Al B Sure!, and Jodeci members DeVante Swing and his younger brother Mr. Dalvin. Ade Adeniji, SPIN, 20 Mar. 2024 The first six announced acts also include new jack swing star Keith Sweat and 86-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and eight-time Grammy winner Buddy Guy, who will bring his farewell tour to the Free Stage in August. Indianapolis Star, The Indianapolis Star, 7 June 2023 Megan Thee Stallion is getting into the Halloween spirit with some spooky new jack-o’-lantern photos. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 1 Oct. 2022 Talking to new jack rappers or singers was simple, but White was my first real legend. Michael Gonzales, Longreads, 10 June 2019

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Word History

Etymology

jack entry 1 (man, guy)

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of new jack was in 1987

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“New jack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/new%20jack. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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