There are 2 definitions of JA in English:

JA

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abbreviation

  • Jamaica (international vehicle registration).

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Word of the day grotesquerie
Pronunciation: grəʊˈtɛskəri
noun
grotesque quality or grotesque things collectively

There are 2 definitions of JA in English:

ja

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Pronunciation: /jɑː
 
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exclamation

informal
  • South African term for yes. ‘Let’s go swimming.’ ‘Ja!’ ja, this is the life!
    More example sentences
    • Ja, I really can't further comment on it other than what I've said, Alec.
    • 'See here - ja, he got his licence from us.'

Phrases

ja well

Used as an expression of embarrassment, apology, or world-weariness: ja well, you’ve seen it all
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  • Dave's comment on the matter when I told him the story was simply; ‘ja well, now you know why there are not that many hang-gliders and micro-lights flying around in Transkei hey - especially in the mating season!’
  • Ja well, that doesn't work. My will power is weak lol.

ja well no fine

Used to express a non-committal, resigned, or ironical attitude.
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  • Ja, well no fine! Just been to Lesotho two weeks ago, hey? Mmmm, you like the place, hey? Ja, boet, it's the best!
  • Erm, ja, well, no, fine officer. My son must have stolen it, for I never knew about it. And I certainly never used it!

Origin

Dutch.