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Definition for: jay

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See also Jay

English

Etymology

French geai , Old French gai , jaj , perhaps from Old High German gāhi ; compare gay .

Its currency in the early 1900s can be gauged by this portion of the popular title song of a George M. Cohan musical play of 1905, Forty-five Minutes from Broadway:

Oh, what a fine bunch of reubens 
Oh, what a jay atmosphere; 
They have whiskers like hay, 
And imagine Broadway 
Only forty-five minutes from here! 

Pronunciation

  • jā, /dʒeɪ/, / dZeI /
    Rhymes: -eɪ

Noun

jay ( plural jays )

  1. Any one of the numerous species of birds belonging to Garrulus , Cyanocitta , and allied genera, allied to the crows, but smaller, more graceful in form, often handsomely colored, and usually having a crest.
  2. An old-fashioned term for a dull or ignorant person. It survives today in the term jaywalking.

Translations

bird

  • Albanian: grifsha
  • Basque: eskinoso
  • Belarusian: сойка
  • Breton: kegin
  • Bulgarian: сойка (sojka)
  • Catalan: gaig
  • Croatian: šojka
  • Czech: sojka
  • Danish: skovskade
  • Dutch: Vlaamse gaai m .
  • Esperanto: garolo
  • Estonian: pasknäär
  • Faroese: gnelliskjóra
  • Finnish: närhi
  • French: geai des chênes m .
  • Frisian: houtekster
  • Friulian: gjaie, badascule
  • Gallegan: gaio, pega marza
  • German: Eichelhäher m
  • Greek: κίσσα
  • Hungarian: szajkó
  • Icelandic: skrækskaði
  • Irish: scréachóg
  • Italian: ghiandaia
  • Ladin: gacia
  • Latvian: sīlis
  • Lithuanian: kėkštas
  • Lower Sorbian: kabeja
  • Macedonian: соjка (sojka)
  • Maltese: sultan iċ-ċawl
  • Norwegian: nøtteskrike
  • Occitan: gag
  • Polish: sójka
  • Portuguese: gaio
  • Romanian: gaiţa
  • Romansh: sgragia
  • Russian: сойка (sojka)
  • Sami: látteguovssat
  • Sardinian: piga, pica, marabiga, mariabiga, melapica
  • Scottish: sgreuchag-choille
  • Serbian: креjа, шоjка (kreja, šojka)
  • Slovak: sojka škriekavá
  • Slovenian: šoja
  • Spanish: arrendajo m .
  • Swedish: nötskrika
  • Turkish: alakarga
  • Ukrainian: сойка (sojka)
  • Upper Sorbian: škrěkawa
  • Welsh: sgrech y coed

Derived terms


See also

  • kae

Other Translations for "jay"

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