Pronounced: pah-kih-DUHR-muh-tuhs, adj

Notes: You may know one meaning, like I did, but there are other meanings, so I included it

Yesterday’s word

The word jackleg means, as an adjective “unskilled; unscrupulous; incompetent”. As a noun, it refers to an unskilled or unscrupulous worker

First usage

This word came into English in the mid-1800s

Background / Comments

This word is a combination of jack (man, worker) and blackleg (a swindler; especially in gambling).

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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