Adjective "jerry" definition and examples

(Jerry may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdʒɛri/

Definitions and examples

noun

A chamber pot.

    noun

    A German (especially in military contexts).
    1. 'Those Jerries had so much more firepower and range, and I saw that we were losing valuable men trying to move up.'
    2. 'And when the Berlin Wall came down, souvenir-hunters were greeted by the graffiti legend: ‘Built by Jerries, demolished by Oz’.'
    3. 'Jerry has some 200 dive-bombers at Spitzbergen'

    More definitions

    1. of inferior materials or workmanship.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "cans can be jerry."

    Origin

    (jerry)First World War: probably an alteration of German.