jay

Definitions:

  • The letter <em>j.</em>
  • Any of various birds of several genera in the family Corvidae, usually brightly colored and often having a loud, harsh call.
  • An overly talkative person; a chatterbox.
  • The name of the letter <em>j.</em> It is rarely written out, the symbol <em>j</em> being used instead.
  • Any bird of the subfamily <em>Garrulinæ</em>; specifically, <em>Garrulus glandarius</em>, a common European bird, about 13 inches long, of a gray color tinged with reddish, varied with black, white, and blue, and having the head crested.
  • A loud, flashy woman.
  • In <em>actors' slang</em>, an amateur or a poor actor.
  • A general term of contempt applied to a stupid person: as, an audience at <em>jays.</em>
  • None
  • In angling, a variety of artificial fly dressed with blue jay feathers.
  • Any one of the numerous species of birds belonging to Garrulus, Cyanocitta, and allied genera of the family <ex>Corvidae</ex>. They are allied to the crows, but are smaller, more graceful in form, often handsomely colored, and usually have a crest.
  • any one several species of Asiatic singing birds, of the genera Garrulax, Grammatoptila, and related genera of the family <ex>Crateropodidæ</ex>.
  • The name of the <xref>Latin script</xref> letter <xref>J</xref>/<xref>j</xref>.
  • Any one of the numerous species of birds belonging to several genera within the family <xref>Corvidae</xref>, including <xref>Garrulus</xref>, <xref>Cyanocitta</xref>, allied to the <xref>crows</xref>, but smaller, more graceful in form, often handsomely colored, usually having a crest, and often noisy.
  • Other birds of similar appearance and behavior.
  • A dull or ignorant person. It survives today in the term <xref>jaywalking</xref>.
  • A <xref>marijuana</xref> cigarette; a <xref>joint</xref>.
  • United States diplomat and jurist who negotiated peace treaties with Britain and served as the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1745-1829)
  • crested largely blue bird
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