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345 Nouns That Start With J

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j the 10th letter of the Roman alphabet J
jab a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow) thrust, jabbing, poke, poking, thrusting
jab a quick short straight punch -
jab the act of touching someone suddenly with your finger or elbow dig
jabber rapid and indistinct speech jabbering, gabble
jabberer someone whose talk is trivial drivel driveller
jabbering rapid and indistinct speech jabber, gabble
jabberwocky nonsensical language (according to Lewis Carroll) -
jabbing a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow) thrust, jab, poke, poking, thrusting
jabiru large mostly white Australian stork Xenorhyncus asiaticus, policeman bird, black-necked stork
jabiru large black-and-white stork of tropical Africa; its red bill has a black band around the middle Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis, saddlebill
jabiru large white stork of warm regions of the world especially America Jabiru mycteria
jaboncillo evergreen of tropical America having pulpy fruit containing saponin which was used as soap by Native Americans Sapindus saponaria, China tree, chinaberry, false dogwood
jabot a ruffle on the front of a woman's blouse or a man's shirt -
jaboticaba small evergreen tropical tree native to Brazil and West Indies but introduced into southern United States; grown in Brazil for its edible tough-skinned purple grapelike fruit that grows all along the branches jaboticaba tree, Myrciaria cauliflora
jaboticaba tough-skinned purple grapelike tropical fruit grown in Brazil -
jacamar tropical American insectivorous bird having a long sharp bill and iridescent green or bronze plumage -
jacaranda an important Brazilian timber tree yielding a heavy hard dark-colored wood streaked with black Dalbergia nigra, caviuna wood, Brazilian rosewood
jacinth a red transparent variety of zircon used as a gemstone hyacinth
jack a small worthless amount squat, shit, diddley, diddly, diddly-shit, diddly-squat, diddlyshit, diddlysquat, doodly-squat
jack someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor manual laborer, laborer, labourer
jack immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted jackfruit, jak
jack a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling -
jack an electrical device consisting of a connector socket designed for the insertion of a plug -
jack game equipment consisting of one of several small six-pointed metal pieces that are picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks jackstones
jack small flag indicating a ship's nationality -
jack one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince knave
jack tool for exerting pressure or lifting -
jack any of several fast-swimming predacious fishes of tropical to warm temperate seas -
jack male donkey jackass
jackal Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair -
jackal a jackal native to Europe and Asia with a golden coat golden jackal, Canis aureus
jackal a jackal native to Africa with a black back Canis mesomelas, black-backed jackal
jackal a jackal native to Southern Africa with a stripe down its side side-striped jackal, Canis adustus
jackal a canid living in the deserts of Northern Africa related to the goldn jackal and the grey wolf grey jackal, Egyptian jackal, Canis anthus, African golden wolf
jackanapes someone who is unimportant but cheeky and presumptuous lightweight, whippersnapper
jackass a man who is a stupid incompetent fool twat, goose, cuckoo, zany, goof, goofball, bozo, fathead
jackass male donkey jack
jackboot (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot Wellington, Hessian boot, hessian, Wellington boot
jackdaw common black-and-grey Eurasian bird noted for thievery daw, Corvus monedula
jacket a short coat -
jacket an outer wrapping or casing -
jacket (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth crown, jacket crown, cap, crownwork
jacket the outer skin of a potato -
jacket the tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition -
jackfruit East Indian tree cultivated for its immense edible fruit and seeds jackfruit tree, Artocarpus heterophyllus
jackfruit immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted jack, jak
jackhammer a hammer driven by compressed air pneumatic hammer, air hammer
jackknife a large knife with one or more folding blades clasp knife
jackknife a dive in which the diver bends to touch the ankles before straightening out -
jacklight a light used as a lure in hunting or fishing at night -
jackpot the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker) pot, kitty
jackpot any outstanding award -
jackrabbit large hare of western North America -
jacks a game in which jackstones are thrown and picked up in various groups between bounces of a small rubber ball jackstones, knucklebones
jackscrew screw-operated jack screw jack
jacksmelt a relatively large silversides of the Pacific coast of North America (known to reach 18 inches in length) Atherinopsis californiensis
jacksnipe a small short-billed Old World snipe half snipe, Limnocryptes minima
jacksnipe American sandpiper that inflates its chest when courting pectoral sandpiper, Calidris melanotos
jackstones game equipment consisting of one of several small six-pointed metal pieces that are picked up while bouncing a ball in the game of jacks jack
jackstones a game in which jackstones are thrown and picked up in various groups between bounces of a small rubber ball jacks, knucklebones
jackstraw a thin strip of wood used in playing the game of jackstraws spillikin
jackstraws a game in which players try to pick each jackstraw (or spillikin) off of a pile without moving any of the others spillikins
jaconet a lightweight cotton cloth with a smooth and slightly stiff finish; used for clothing and bandages -
jacquard a highly figured fabric woven on a Jacquard loom -
jactation (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness jactitation
jactitation speaking of yourself in superlatives self-praise, boast, boasting
jactitation (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law) -
jactitation (pathology) extremely restless tossing and twitching usually by a person with a severe illness jactation
jade a semiprecious gemstone that takes a high polish; is usually green but sometimes whitish; consists of jadeite or nephrite jadestone
jade a woman adulterer hussy, slut, strumpet, adulteress, fornicatress, trollop, loose woman
jade a light green color varying from bluish green to yellowish green jade green
jade an old or over-worked horse hack, plug, nag
jadeite a hard green mineral consisting of sodium aluminum silicate in monoclinic crystalline form; a source of jade; found principally in Burma -
jadestone a semiprecious gemstone that takes a high polish; is usually green but sometimes whitish; consists of jadeite or nephrite jade
jaeger rapacious seabird that pursues weaker birds to make them drop their prey -
jag a sharp projection on an edge or surface -
jag a slit in a garment that exposes material of a different color underneath; used in Renaissance clothing -
jag a flap along the edge of a garment; used in medieval clothing dag
jag a bout of drinking or drug taking -
jaggary unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap jaggery, jagghery
jaggedness something irregular like a bump or crack in a smooth surface -
jaggery unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap jaggary, jagghery
jagghery unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap jaggary, jaggery
jagua tree of the West Indies and northern South America bearing succulent edible orange-sized fruit genipap fruit, marmalade box, Genipa Americana
jaguar a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis Panthera onca, panther, Felis onca
jaguarondi long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcat jaguarundi, jaguarundi cat, eyra, Felis yagouaroundi
jaguarundi long-bodied long-tailed tropical American wildcat jaguarondi, jaguarundi cat, eyra, Felis yagouaroundi
jail a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence) jailhouse, pokey, poky, gaol, slammer, clink
jailbird a criminal who has been jailed repeatedly jail bird, gaolbird
jailbreak an escape from jail prison-breaking, prisonbreak, gaolbreak, break, breakout
jailbreak the removal of security locks from an electronic device -
jailer someone who guards prisoners screw, jailor, prison guard, gaoler, turnkey
jailhouse a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence) jail, pokey, poky, gaol, slammer, clink
jailor someone who guards prisoners screw, jailer, prison guard, gaoler, turnkey
jak immense East Indian fruit resembling breadfruit; it contains an edible pulp and nutritious seeds that are commonly roasted jack, jackfruit
jakes a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate privy, outhouse, earth-closet
jalapeno plant bearing very hot and finely tapering long peppers; usually red cayenne, cayenne pepper, chili pepper, Capsicum annuum longum, chilli pepper, long pepper
jalapeno hot green or red pepper of southwestern United States and Mexico jalapeno pepper
jalopy a car that is old and unreliable bus, heap
jalousie a window with glass louvers louvered window
jalousie a shutter made of angled slats -
jam preserve of crushed fruit -
jam informal terms for a difficult situation fix, hole, mess, pickle, muddle, kettle of fish
jam a dense crowd of people press, crush
jam deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems jamming, electronic jamming
jamb upright consisting of a vertical side member of a door or window frame -
jambalaya spicy Creole dish of rice and ham, sausage, chicken, or shellfish with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and celery -
jambeau armor plate that protects legs below the knee greave
jamberry Mexican annual naturalized in eastern North America having yellow to purple edible fruit resembling small tomatoes tomatillo, miltomate, Physalis philadelphica, purple ground cherry
jamberry annual of Mexico and southern United States having edible purplish viscid fruit resembling small tomatoes Mexican husk tomato, tomatillo, Physalis ixocarpa
jambon meat cut from the thigh of a hog (usually smoked) ham, gammon
jamboree a gay festivity gala, gala affair, blowout
jambosa tropical tree of the East Indies cultivated for its edible fruit rose apple, rose-apple tree, Eugenia jambos
jamjar a jar for holding jellies or preserves jampot
jammer a transmitter used to broadcast electronic jamming -
jammies (usually plural) loose-fitting nightclothes worn for sleeping or lounging; have a jacket top and trousers pajama, pj's, pyjama
jamming deliberate radiation or reflection of electromagnetic energy for the purpose of disrupting enemy use of electronic devices or systems jam, electronic jamming
jampan a kind of sedan chair used in India -
jampot a jar for holding jellies or preserves jamjar
jangle a metallic sound jingle
janissary a loyal supporter -
janitor someone employed to clean and maintain a building -
japan lacquerware decorated and varnished in the Japanese manner with a glossy durable black lacquer -
japan lacquer with a durable glossy black finish, originally from the orient -
jape a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter jest, joke, gag, laugh
japery acting like a clown or buffoon harlequinade, prank, clowning, buffoonery, frivolity
japonica greenhouse shrub with glossy green leaves and showy fragrant rose-like flowers; cultivated in many varieties Camellia japonica
japonica deciduous thorny shrub native to Japan having red blossoms maule's quince, Chaenomeles japonica
japorn Japanese pornography -
jar a cylindrical vessel, typically used for storing food -
jar the quantity contained in a jar jarful
jar a sudden jarring impact jolt, shock, jounce
jarful the quantity contained in a jar jar
jargon a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves) cant, patois, slang, vernacular, argot, lingo
jargon a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon jargoon
jargon specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject -
jargoon a colorless (or pale yellow or smoky) variety of zircon jargon
jasmine any of several shrubs and vines of the genus Jasminum chiefly native to Asia -
jasper an opaque form of quartz; red or yellow or brown or dark green in color; used for ornamentation or as a gemstone -
jassid a variety of leafhopper -
jati (Hinduism) a Hindu caste or distinctive social group of which there are thousands throughout India; a special characteristic is often the exclusive occupation of its male members (such as barber or potter) -
jaundice yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes caused by an accumulation of bile pigment (bilirubin) in the blood; can be a symptom of gallstones or liver infection or anemia icterus
jaundice a rough and bitter manner bitterness, tartness, acerbity, acrimony, thorniness
jaunt a journey taken for pleasure junket, pleasure trip, outing, excursion, expedition, sashay
jauntiness stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance rakishness, nattiness, dapperness
jauntiness a breezy liveliness breeziness
java a beverage consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans coffee
javelin an athletic competition in which a javelin is thrown as far as possible -
javelin a spear thrown as a weapon or in competitive field events -
javelina dark grey peccary with an indistinct white collar; of semi desert areas of Mexico and southwestern United States Peccari angulatus, collared peccary, Tayassu angulatus, Tayassu tajacu
jaw the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth -
jaw the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth -
jaw holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object -
jawan (India) a private soldier or male constable -