AskDefine | Define jerry

Dictionary Definition

Jerry n : offensive terms for a person of German descent [syn: Kraut, Krauthead, Boche, Hun]

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by shortening of German, originally from the First World War.


  1. A German.

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Extensive Definition

Jerry may refer to:
In modern culture
In sport
In other uses
  • Jerry (WWII), nickname for German soldiers
  • Jerrycan, a robust fuel container made from pressed steel
jerry in German: Jerry
jerry in French: Jerry
jerry in Finnish: Jerry
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