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Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay


Spread laughter and positive energy with wordplay! Dictomancy - Everyday Wordplay is a Wednesday blog series that features rare, bizarre, and absurd words and their meanings. Work one of these words into your day and spark some laughter and curiosity!

Jassack - jass*ack n Also sp jasack; abbr jass, hence joc jass-ass, jass-onkey [jas(s)ack by metath] A mule or jackass. c1960 Wilson Coll. csKY, Jassack . . .Humorous name for mule. (Joking nicknames)

“Bring that jassack in here, we got work to do.”

“Hey jassack, you better watch what you say.”

“So three jassacks walk into a bar. . .”

Please share and comment on today’s Dictomancy and feel free to post your uses for the words in a positive, lighthearted way. Audience participation makes Everyday Wordplay hilarious!

Works Cited

Cassidy, Frederic G. Chief Editor. Dictionary Of American Regional English. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1985. Print

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