Synonyms for jackal
- easy mark
- stool pigeon
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JACKAL
That jackal has enchanted him, so that he must deem well done all that is done by him.
Do not do that,” exclaimed the Jackal, “for I shall get wet and be drowned.
The Jackal does not like to get even the tip of his tail wet.
But the Jackal hid in the high cane, and the farmer could not find him.
I could take you to the place,” said the Jackal, “but it is across the river, and I cannot swim.
As far back as we can see, Hathor is a cow, and Horus a hawk, and Anubis a jackal.
You might as well expect the lion to come to rescue a deer attacked by a jackal.
The moon rose—a jackal crossed a field within a few yards of us.
The jackal lapped the courser's blood, and moaned with exquisite delight.
The word "jackal" is Persian, and the jackal is allied to the dog, the wolf, and the fox.
c.1600, from Turkish çakal, from Persian shaghal, from or cognate with Sanskrit srgala-s, literally "the howler." Figurative sense of "skulking henchman" is from the old belief that jackals stirred up game for lions.