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Jerry informal term for a German (especially in military contexts); the word is recorded from 1919.

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jerry2 (colloq.) unsubstantial(ly), as in jerry-built, -builder, -building. XIX. of unkn. orig.

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jerry1 (sl.) chamber-pot. XIX. Supposed to be short for prec.; cf. -Y6.

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