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juicy having a great amount of juice; succulent. [2 definitions]
jujitsu a Japanese form of unarmed self-defense in which one uses one's opponent's weight and strength against him or her. (Cf. judo, karate.)
juju a fetish, amulet, or talisman, used by certain West African tribes; magic charm. [2 definitions]
jujube any of a variety of spiny semitropical trees that bear yellow flowers and edible plumlike fruits, or the fruit of this tree used for food. [2 definitions]
jukebox a coin-operated phonograph containing a variety of records that play automatically when selected by push buttons.
julep an iced drink made with bourbon and sugar and flavored with mint; mint julep. [2 definitions]
Julian calendar the calendar introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C., in which the year had 365 days and twelve months. (See Gregorian calendar.)
julienne of food, cut into long thin strips. [3 definitions]
Juliet in Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, a girl whose love for Romeo, a youth from an enemy family, ends in both their deaths.
Julius Caesar a Roman general and statesman, and dictator of Rome from 49 to 44 B.C. (b.100 B.C.?--d.44 B.C.).
July the seventh month of the Gregorian calendar year, having thirty-one days.
jumble to put or throw together in a confused heap. [6 definitions]
jumbo (informal) something that is very large. [2 definitions]
jump to leap into the air. [20 definitions]
jump at to take or accept quickly and eagerly.
jump bail to escape from the jurisdiction of the law while free on bail.
jump ball in basketball, a method of putting the ball in play in which the referee tosses the ball straight up between two opposing players, who leap and try to tap the ball to a teammate.
jumper1 one that jumps. [3 definitions]
jumper2 a sleeveless dress worn over a shirt or blouse. [4 definitions]
jumper cables a pair of thick electrical cables with clamps on all four ends, used to charge a dead automobile battery from a live one; booster cables.
jumping bean the seed of certain Mexican plants of the spurge family, which contains the larva of a small moth whose movements cause the seed to roll and jump.