Synonyms and Antonyms of jack
1 slang something (as pieces of stamped metal or printed paper) customarily and legally used as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment I'd buy that watch, but I don't have the jack right now Synonyms of jack bread [slang], bucks, cabbage [slang], cash, change, chips, coin, currency, dough, gold, green, money [slang], kale [slang], legal tender, lolly [British], long green [slang], loot, lucre, moola (or moolah) [slang], needful, pelf, scratch [slang], shekels (also sheqels or shekelim or shekalim or sheqalim), tender, wampumWords Related to jack coinage, specie; dead presidents [slang], folding money, paper money, scrip; banknote, cashier's check, check, draft, money order, note, promissory note; bill, dollar, greenback; bankroll, capital, finances, funds, roll [slang], wad, wallet; chump change, dibs [slang], dime, mite, peanuts, pittance, shoestring; big bucks, bomb [British], boodle, bundle, earth, fortune, king's ransom, megabucks, mint, packet [chiefly British], pile, pot; abundance, means, opulence, riches, treasure, wealth; resources, wherewithal; mad money, petty cash, pin money, pocket money, spending money
2 a piece of cloth with a special design that is used as an emblem or for signaling a Portuguese ship flying the national jack Synonyms of jack banderole (or banderol), banner, colors, ensign, guidon, flag, pendant (also pendent) [chiefly British], pennant, pennon, standard, streamerWords Related to jack bunting, gonfalon; black flag, Jolly Roger, tricolor, union jack, white flag; burgee, semaphore, signaler (or signaller), waft; badge, coat of arms, crest, insignia
3 an adult male human being hey, jack, can you spare some change? Synonyms of jack bastard, bloke [chiefly British], buck, cat, chap [chiefly British], chappie [British], dude, fella, fellow, galoot [slang], gent, gentleman, guy, hombre, man, joe, joker, lad, maleWords Related to jack master, mister, sir; buddy, buster
4 one who operates or navigates a seagoing vessel the streets of the old seaport were once full of jacks, harlots, and other dockside denizens Synonyms of jack gob, hearty, sailor, jack-tar, mariner, navigator, salt, sea dog, seafarer, seaman, shipman, swab, swabbie (also swabby) [slang], tarWords Related to jack coxswain, crewman, deckhand, shipmate; able-bodied seaman, able seaman, lubber; powerboater, sailboater; lime-juicer [slang], limey [slang]
6 a person whose job is to cut down trees we'll need to hire more jacks to get this forest cleared before winter Synonyms of jack lumberjack, logger, lumbermanWords Related to jack lumberer; sawyer; forester
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