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jackleg

adjective

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1 being such only for recreation
  • a toolshed that can be built by any jackleg carpenter who's capable of hitting a nail without smashing his thumb

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3 having or showing lowered moral character or standards
  • a jackleg lawyer whose clients consist mainly of drug dealers and child molesters

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jackleg

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Synonyms & Antonyms of jackleg (Entry 2 of 2)

a person who lacks experience and competence in an art or science
  • you can't rely on a bunch of jacklegs to run your dairy farm

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“Jackleg.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/jackleg. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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