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See also Jay, and jaý

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File:Garrulus glandarius 1 Luc Viatour.jpg

Eurasian jay

File:Cyanocitta cristata FWS.jpg

American jay

Etymology 1[]

From Middle English, from Old French jaj, gai (Modern geai), from Late Latin gaius (jay) perhaps cognate with and influenced by Old High German gāhi, cognate to Dutch gaai; compare gay.

Noun[]

Singular
Jay

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  1. Any one of the numerous species of birds belonging to several genuses within the family Corvidae, including Garrulus, Cyanocitta, allied to the crows, but smaller, more graceful in form, often handsomely colored, usually having a crest, and often noisy.
  2. Other birds of similar appearance and behavior.
  3. (archaic) A dull or ignorant person. It survives today in the term jaywalking.
Synonyms[]
  • (bird): Jenny jay, jay pie, k, kae (UK); bluejay, whisky jack (US)
Hyponyms[]
  • (bird): Old World jay, gray jay, American jay
See also[]
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Etymology 2[]

Respelling of the letter jy, by analogy with the following letter kay.

Noun[]

Singular
Jay

Plural
s

Jay (s)

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See also[]
  • (Latin script letter names) [create]
Derived terms[]
  • deejay
  • jaycee
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References[]

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