Definition of jackleg in English:

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jackleg

Pronunciation: /ˈjakleɡ/

noun

US informal
An incompetent, unskillful, or dishonest person: [as modifier]: a jackleg carpenter
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  • Part of me thinks what he does here's extremely cool and part of me thinks he looks and sounds like a complete jackleg.
  • A climber is not top notch until s/he is in control of the tree and in control of themselves at all times. Until then, they're jacklegs, and poison to any but the most desperate.
  • Fire all the staff, sell the place to a new owner (because he's a jackleg too), and learn how to make beer and then you might be able to call yourself a good brewpub.
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