There are 3 main definitions of jerry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛri/

noun (plural jerries)

British informal , dated

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 3 main definitions of jerry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛri/
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
Australian /NZ informal 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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Jerry 3 Line breaks: Jerry
Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɛri/

noun (plural Jerries)

British informal , derogatory
1A German (especially in military contexts).
Example sentences
  • And when the Berlin Wall came down, souvenir-hunters were greeted by the graffiti legend: ‘Built by Jerries, demolished by Oz’.
  • Those Jerries had so much more firepower and range, and I saw that we were losing valuable men trying to move up.
  • England was an ally and they couldn't hold out for too much longer if the Jerries kept up the relentless bombing.
1.1 [in singular] The Germans collectively: Jerry has some 200 dive-bombers at Spitzbergen
More example sentences
  • An example was the day up in the Liri Valley, when we got bounced by a Jerry formation which included two captured P - 40s with crosses on them.

Origin

First World War: probably an alteration of German.

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