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jack-tar

jack-tar
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak tahr]
    • /dʒæk tɑr/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jak tahr]
    • /dʒæk tɑr/

Definitions of jack-tar word

  • noun jack-tar a sailor. 1
  • noun jack-tar (Britain) Alternative spelling of jacktar. 0

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Origin of jack-tar

First appearance:

before 1775
One of the 45% newest English words
First recorded in 1775-85

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Parts of speech for Jack-tar

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

jack-tar popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 42% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 57% 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.

Synonyms for jack-tar

noun jack-tar

  • bluejacket — a sailor in the Navy
  • boater — A boater or a straw boater is a hard straw hat with a flat top and brim which is often worn for certain social occasions in the summer.
  • deck hand — a seaman assigned various duties, such as mooring and cargo handling, on the deck of a ship
  • diver — a person or thing that dives.
  • lascar — an East Indian sailor.

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