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Jimmy Carter U.S. statesman, the 39th U.S. President (1977-1981) and 83rd Governor of Georgia (1971-1975); born James Earl Carter, Jr. (b.1924).
Jimmy McDaniel U.S. tennis player, who, in a match against Don Budge in 1940, was the first African American to play a white champion (b. 1917).
jimson weed a poisonous annual of the nightshade family with foul-smelling leaves, prickly fruit, and trumpet-shaped purplish or white flowers.
jingle to produce a sound as of light metal objects striking against each other repeatedly. [5 definitions]
jingo a person who is boastfully and excessively patriotic, usu. advocating a belligerent foreign policy; chauvinist. [2 definitions]
jingoism aggressive nationalism and patriotism, esp. as directed against foreign countries.
jinn a supernatural being of Muslim legends that can take on the appearance of a person or animal and help or harm people; jinni; genie.
jinni see "jinn."
jinriksha a small two-wheeled vehicle of Japanese origin that can carry passengers and be pulled by one or two people; ricksha.
jinx a person, thing, or set of circumstances that is believed to cause bad luck. [2 definitions]
jipijapa a palmlike plant of Central and South America that has long, fanlike leaves used to make Panama hats.
jitney a vehicle that takes passengers to scheduled locations for a small charge.
jitter (pl.) a condition of great nervousness or apprehensiveness (usu. prec. by "the"). [2 definitions]
jitterbug a popular, improvised, and athletic dance of the 1940s done to jazz, swing, or boogie-woogie music. [3 definitions]
jittery having or showing nervousness or apprehensiveness; shaky.
jiujitsu variant of jujitsu.
jive swing or jazz music. [6 definitions]
J. K. Rowling pen name of British author Joanne Rowling, best known for her fiction series relating the adventures of a young wizard named Harry Potter (b.1965).
Job in the Old Testament, a believer in God who did not lose his faith in spite of the trials and suffering he had to endure. [2 definitions]
job a specific task or piece of work. [11 definitions]
job action a collective action by workers, such as a temporary strike or slowdown, that is undertaken to force a company to change its policies, esp. in regard to working conditions.