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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [leth -er-jak-it]
    • /ˈlɛð ərˌdʒæk ɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [leth -er-jak-it]
    • /ˈlɛð ərˌdʒæk ɪt/

Definitions of leatherjacket word

  • noun leatherjacket Also called leather jack. any of several carangid fishes having narrow, linear scales embedded in the skin at various angles, especially Oligoplites saurus, found in tropical American waters. 1
  • noun leatherjacket Australian. a pancake or other dough fried over a campfire. 1
  • noun leatherjacket the grub of the crane fly. 1
  • noun leatherjacket The larva of some crane flies. 1
  • noun leatherjacket any of various tropical carangid fishes of the genera Oligoplites and Scomberoides, having a leathery skin 0
  • noun leatherjacket any of various brightly coloured tropical triggerfishes of the genus Monacanthus and related genera 0

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Origin of leatherjacket

First appearance:

before 1760
One of the 46% newest English words
First recorded in 1760-70; leather + jacket

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Parts of speech for Leatherjacket


leatherjacket popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% 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.

leatherjacket usage trend in Literature

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