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English[]

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A jackal (1)

Etymology[]

From Turkish çakal, from Persian شغال (šaqâl), from Sanskrit सृगाल (sṛgālá), jackal) [1]

Pronunciation[]

Wikipedia

  • SAMPA: /'dZ{k@l/
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  • Rhymes: -ækəl

Noun[]

Singular
Jackal

Plural
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Jackal ({{{1}}})

  1. Any of several wild canine species, native to the tropical Old World, smaller than a wolf.
  2. A person who performs menial/routine tasks, dogsbody
  3. (pejorative) A person who behaves in an opportunistic way; especially a base collaborator.
  4. (slang, rare) A jack (the playing card.)

Hyponyms[]

  • Black-backed Jackal
    • Cape Jackal
    • East African Jackal
  • Golden Jackal
  • Side-striped Jackal

Related terms[]

  • American Jackal (the coyote)
  • Simian Jackal (the Ethiopian Wolf)

Translations[]

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References[]

  1. "jackal." Online Etymology Dictionary. 2008.

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Jackal

Third person singular
jackals

Simple past
jackalled

Past participle
-

Present participle
jackalling

to Jackal (third-person singular simple present jackals, present participle jackalling, simple past and past participle jackalled)

  1. To perform menial or routine tasks
    • 1800, Pamphlets on British Taxation[1]:
      They have jackalled for the great beast, to pick in turns the bones of each other; they have subserved those above, to oppress and defraud those below; and they are suffering, and, so far as classes can, justly suffering their purgation.

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