Sl. stir; All Sl. can, cooler, coop, jug, hoosegow, boobyhatch, pokey, Brit, choky, Brit. quod.
-v. 2. imprison, incarcerate, embar, intern, confine, lock up, clap up, Brit, gaol, Sl. run in, Sl. jug, Sl. lag.
jailbird, n. prisoner, convict, Sl. con, trusty or trustee, Inf. lifer, Sl. lag, Sl. lagger; parolee, Brit, (formerly) ticket-of-leave man; ex-convict, Sl. ex-con; recidivist, repeat offender, Inf. chronic crook,
jailer, n. turnkey, warder, keeper, jailkeeper, Sl. screw, Sl. bull; warden, Brit, governor,
jalopy, n. Informal, wreck, rattletrap, Facetious. flivver, Inf. clunker, Inf. crate, Inf. junk, Sl. bomb, Sl. buggy, Sl. tin lizzie, Sl. bucket of bolts; car, motorcar, vehicle, automobile, auto.
jam1, v. 1. wedge, sandwich, stick in or into, insert; ram, thrust, shove, push, jamb, force in or into; press, squeeze, cram, pack; pack in, shove in, press in, pack tight as sardines; stuff, overstuff, overcrowd, overfill, fill to overflowing, stuff to the gills, fill to the brim.
2. obstruct, block, plug, clog, close up or off; deadlock, prevent motion, gum, Sl. gum up the works; hinder, stop, stall, arrest, kill; lock up, stick, freeze up, cease, halt.
-n. 3. tie-up, stoppage, slowdown, halt, jamb,
4. crush, mob, rabble; crowd, throng, swarm, horde, herd, pack, flock, sea, mass, legion, army.
5. Informal, predicament, plight, fix, Inf. pickle, Inf. hot or tight spot.
jam2, n. preserves, conserves, marmalade, jelly, apple or peach butter, confiture, confection,
jamb, n. doorjamb, doorpost, doorframe, doorcase; upright, post, pillar, column, Masonry, jambstone.
jamboree, n. festival, fete, carnival, jubilee, celebration; festivity, party, merriment, merrymaking, revelry, revels, charivari, Inf. shivaree, Inf. shindig, Inf. do, Sl. bash, Sl. wingding; rally, roundup, get-together, gathering; meeting, convention, (in ancient Greece and Rome) symposium.
jangle, v. 1. clank, clatter, rattle, jar; clang, clangor, clash, crash, din.
2. wrangle, altercate, quarrel, brawl, broil, feud, be at [s.o.'s] throat; bicker, squabble, spat, tiff, have words; conflict, contend, dispute, Rare, discept, disagree; take issue, argue, contest, contravene, spar, cross swords, lock horns.
-n. 3. clank, clatter, rattle, clang, clangor, clash, crash, din, racket; cacophony, stridor, dissonance, jar, jarring, reverberation.
4. argument, wrangle, altercation, dispute, Rare, dis-ception, row, Inf. set-to; quarrel, squabble, dustup, spat, tiff, Brit. Dial, fratch; discord, disagreement, imbroglio, conflict, friction, contention; encounter, engagement, meeting, confrontation, showdown; brawl, broil, feud, cross fire; struggle, fight, skirmish, Inf. run-in, Inf. scrap, brush, fray, affray.
janitor, n. cleaning man, superintendent, Inf. super, handyman, custodian, caretaker, guardian; doorman, doorkeeper, concierge, ostiary, usher, porter; gatekeeper, watchman, sentinel, sentry,
jape, n. jest, joke, gag, quip, Inf. wisecrack, Inf. crack; drollery, waggery, witticism, squib, pun, crank; trick, practical joke, prank, caper, antic, shenanigan, tomfoolery, monkeyshine; jeer, gibe, twit, fleer.
jar1, n. vessel, urn, vase, Gk. and Rom. Antiq. amphora; container, receptacle, crock, cruse, pot, canister, can; jug, pitcher, ewer; carafe, decanter, flagon, bottle, demijohn, cruet, caster, flask, carboy.