new jack

adjective, often capitalized N&J

Definition of 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 The Emmy-winner has continued to suggest that Baby Yoda is essentially the new Jack Nicholson. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, "What is going on with Laura Dern and Baby Yoda? An EW investigation," 5 Dec. 2019 Abuzz with new ideas about factories to sell and components to outsource, Boeing was hemorrhaging market share to Airbus, and even the newest Jack Welch protégé on the board, James McNerney, was pushing for a new plane. Maureen Tkacik, The New Republic, "Everybody thinks his business is different,," 18 Sep. 2019 Talking to new jack rappers or singers was simple, but White was my first real legend. Michael Gonzales, Longreads, "It’s Like That: The Makings of a Hip-Hop Writer," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of new jack

1987, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for new jack

jack entry 1 (man, guy)

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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 20 Oct. 2020.

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