jack rabbit

jack rab·bit
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak rab-it]
    • /dʒæk ˈræb ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak rab-it]
    • /dʒæk ˈræb ɪt/

Definitions of jack rabbit words

  • noun jack rabbit any of various large hares of western North America, having very long hind legs and long ears. 1
  • noun jack rabbit any of various W North American hares, such as Lepus townsendi (white-tailed jack rabbit), having long hind legs and large ears 0
  • noun jack rabbit any of several large hares (genus Lepus) of W North America, with long ears and strong hind legs 0

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Origin of jack rabbit

First appearance:

before 1860
One of the 29% newest English words
1860-65; jack(ass) + rabbit; so named from the size of its ears

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jack rabbit popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

jack rabbit usage trend in Literature

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