There are 2 main definitions of jerry in English:

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jerry 1

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛri/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun (plural jerries)

British informal , dated
A chamber pot.

Origin

Mid 19th century: probably a diminutive of jeroboam.

Words that rhyme with jerry

beriberi, berry, BlackBerry, bury, Ceri, Derry, ferry, Gerry, Kerry, merry, perry, Pondicherry, sherry, terry, very, wherry, wolfberry

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There are 2 main definitions of jerry in English:

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jerry 2 Line breaks: jerry
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛri/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Australian /NZ informal

verb (jerries, jerrying, jerried)

[no object]
Understand or realize: I still hadn’t jerried what was going on

noun

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A close or investigative look.

Phrases

take a jerry to

1
Scrutinize or examine: it’s time this country took a jerry to itself
More example sentences
  • If we gave them a tooth for a tooth they would soon take a jerry to themselves.
  • She never took a jerry to them.
  • The Government might take a jerry to itself one of these days!

Origin

Late 19th century: from US slang, in the phrase to be jerry (to) 'to be wise to; to understand', of unknown origin.

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