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jarhead Syllabification: jar·head
Pronunciation: /ˈjärˌhed/

Definition of jarhead in English:


US informal
military slang A US Marine.
Example sentences
  • After all, how could some jarhead Marine know more about any subject than the Washington Post?
  • The entire manner in which the heavily criticized Patriot Act was passed into law is enough to give even the most jingoistic jarhead reason to pause.

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