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31 Slang Words beginning with J

Slang is a kind of language consisting of very informal words and phrases. Slang is more common in speech than in writing. Slang words are often used in a particular context or by a particular group of people.

These are English slang words beginning with the letter J. Click on a slang term for example sentences, notes, origins, quizzes and answers.

Slang

jab

an injection with a hypodermic syringe

jack (1) American English

to steal

jack (2) | jack shit American English

nothing; very little

jailbait American and Australian English

someone below the legal age of consent

jam (1)

a difficult situation

jam (2)

to play music informally

janky American English

poorly made, of low quality

jerk Offensive

a stupid person

jerk off | jack off Vulgar

to masturbate

jet set

a class of rich, fashionable people who travel for pleasure

jiffy | jiff

a moment, a very short time

jitters

nervousness, anxiety

jittery

very nervous

jizz | jism American English Vulgar

semen, sperm, male reproductive fluid

job (1)

an operation or procedure to make someone or something look better

job (2)

a crime, especially one that involves detailed planning

jock American English

an athlete, sportsman

john American English

the bathroom, toilet

joint (1)

a place where people can eat, or drink, or be entertained

joint (2) American English

a prison, a jail

joint (3) | jay

a marijuana cigarette

joke

a person or thing that's ridiculous and doesn't deserve respect

jollies American English

fun, thrills, enjoyment

josh

to tease someone, usually in a friendly way

jugs American English Vulgar

a woman's breasts

juice

energy, power

juicy

very interesting in a scandalous or lurid way

jump

to leave without permission, to move illegally

jumpy

anxious, uneasy, on edge

junk

a dangerous drug, especially an opiate like heroin or morphine

junkie | junky

a drug addict; a person obsessed with something

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