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jerry

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Synonyms for jerry

  • bedpan
  • chamber
  • jordan
  • pisspot
  • potty
  • thunder mug
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This from Jerry Tompkins; you have probably no idea how hungry he was at that moment.

It had seen its best days, Jerry thought, and so had he, for that matter.

Jerry, you honest tradesman, it wouldn't suit your line of business!

A carriage with post-horses was ready at the Bank door, and Jerry was booted and equipped.

"Ye-es, sir," returned Jerry, in something of a dogged manner.

"It's the damp, sir, what settles on my chest and voice," said Jerry.

Jerry has been my bodyguard on Sunday nights for a long time past and I am used to him.

Her victims, who stared resignedly in front of them, were recognisable as Jerry and Rosa.

Her limbs were rigid, her eyes glassy; what had Jerry been doing?

Jerry says old Phin turned and snapped out over his shoulder: 'Why not?

WORD ORIGIN

World War I British Army slang for "a German, the Germans," 1919, probably an alteration of German, but also said to be from the shape of the German helmet, which was thought to resemble a jerry, British slang for "chamber pot" (1827), this being probably an abbreviation of jeroboam. Hence jerry-can "5-gallon metal container" (1943), a type first used by German troops in World War II, later adopted by the Allies.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR JERRY

chamber pot

nouncontainer as toilet
  • bedpan
  • chamber
  • jerry
  • jordan
  • pisspot
  • potty
  • thunder mug
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