Definition of Jayhawker

1. n. A name given to a free-booting, unenlisted, armed man or guerrilla.



Definition of Jayhawker

1. Noun. An abolitionist raider in the Kansas-Missouri border skirmishes during the American Civil War ¹

2. Noun. a robber or bandit ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jayhawker

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jayhawker

jawns
jaws
jaws of death
jaws of life
jawsmith
jawsmiths
jawy
jaxies
jaxy
jay
jaybird
jaybirds
jayet
jaygee
jaygees
jayhawker (current term)
jayhawkers
jaylike
jays
jayvee
jayvees
jaywalk
jaywalked
jaywalker
jaywalkers
jaywalking
jaywalks
jazel
jazels
jazeraint

Literary usage of Jayhawker

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1. History of Bourbon County, Kansas: To the Close of 1865 by T. F. Robley (1894)
"ORIGIN OF "jayhawker." On this trip the word, jayhawker, originated. Jennison had with him a regular all-around thief named Pat Devlin. ..."

2. Men I Have Fished with: Sketches of Characters and Incidents with Rod and by Fred Mather (1897)
"But one day the mail at West Albany brought the following: "GREENBUSH, December 18, 1859. "You OLD jayhawker: Old Port will serve a 'coon, ..."

3. Men I Have Fished with: Sketches of Characters and Incidents with Rod and by Fred Mather (1897)
"But one day the mail at West Albany brought the following: "GREENBUSH, December 18,1859. "You OLD jayhawker: Old Port will serve a 'coon, ..."

4. Men I Have Fished with: Sketches of Characters and Incidents with Rod and by Fred Mather (1897)
"But one day the mail at West Albany brought the following: , December 18, 1859. "You OLD jayhawker: Old Port will serve a 'coon, with all the trimmings, ..."

5. Annual Report of the State Horticultural Society of Missouri by Missouri State Horticultural Society (1889)
"would not, I am sure, have me encroach upon the dearest privilege of the average jayhawker, and throw away more ink in a cause that has already consumed ..."

6. Kansas; a Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions by Frank Wilson Blackmar (1912)
"The origin of the term "jayhawker" appears to be veiled in uncertainty. ... At any rate, ours was the crowd that created the word 'jayhawker' at the date ..."

7. Dictionary of Americanisms. by John Russell Bartlett (1877)
"jayhawker. A cant name in the Western States for a lawless or other soldier not enlisted; a freebooting armed man; a guerilla. ..."

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