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Jakers (crakers), jaminy (crakers), japers, janey mac: Expressions of surprise. From Brian

 

Jag: same meaning as Jab. "He won't go to the doctor, he's afeard of gettin' the jag" From: Dominic Campbell

 

Jaggies - pronounced 'jeggies'. Thorns or brambles. From: Daisy

 

Jamember: Means, "Do you remember..." From: Philip

 

Jammy: sneaky or misbehaving "ya jammy wee get". Also used as an exclamation of a person's good fortune. From: Belfast

 

Japped: Spotted, especially by mud or fat from a frying pan.

 

Jawbox: Large, deep sink. Now known, especially on TV makeover programmes, as a Belfast sink. Formerly used to wash everything from dishes to small children.

'Give thon chile a quick duckin' in the jawbox.'

 

Jerusalem Two-Stroke: A donkey, ass or jinnet, my father used to collect the milk churns with an ass and cart for the local creamery. From Leda, Fermamagh

 

Jinnet/Genet: A fool or annoying person, from Genet, a barren donkey/pony cross, like a mule, but with the parents reversed. From Leda

 

Join: To tell off, reprimand, admonish. From: Sally Kelly

 

Jouk: Dodge, avoid.

'Keep thon curtains closed, ah'm tryin' til jook the rent man'.

'Geordie Best jouked past thee Arsenal players before he scored.'

Note: not to be confused with Duke. This is from Geoff Duke (a famous motorbike racer), rhyming slang for look.

'Have a wee Geoff Duke (or just Duke) at that for me, will ye?'

 


Joult: To push or shove ie "I gave him a joult on the football pitch"
From: Sally Kelly

 

Just: only - but used at the end of a sentence just. From anon

 

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