jump-off

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These two were outliers to the rest, beating the bushes beyond the Jump-off incessantly.

“Some jump-off,” observed Bunker, but Big Boy did not hear him–he was looking up at the sun.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "act of jumping," from jump (v.). Meaning "jazz music with a strong beat" first recorded 1937, in Count Basie's "One O'Clock Jump." Jump suit "one-piece coverall modeled on those worn by paratroopers and skydivers" is from 1948.

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