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