new jack


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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


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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Cite this Entry

“New jack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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