See also: Jerry

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Etymology 1

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Probably an abbreviation of jeroboam.

Noun

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jerry (plural jerries)

  1. (British, slang) A chamber pot.
    • 1976, Angela Carter, “The Mother Lode”, in Shaking a Leg, Vintage, published 2013, page 3:
      We used chamber-pots a good deal – ‘jerries’ – cause of much hilarity doe to the hostilities.
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Etymology 2

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Short for jerry-built.

Adjective

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jerry (not comparable)

  1. (dated) Jerry-built.
    • 1889, Alfred Thomas Story, A book of vagrom men and vagrant thoughts, page 57:
      If a man builds a jerry-house, he has a jerry conscience; and there are a lot of consciences of that description going about.

Etymology 3

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Alternative forms.

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jerry (plural jerries)

  1. (ethnic slur) Alternative letter-case form of Jerry: a German.
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possibly etymologically related