jerry-built, adj. flimsy, unsubstantial, unsolid, unsound, unstable, weak, frail; defective, faulty, flawed; rickety, ramshackle, tumbledown, gimcrack, junky, cheap, shabby, sorry; slipshod, haphazard, thrown together, carelessly or sloppily built; improvised, do-it-yourself, Rube Goldberg, Rube Goldbergian, Gold-bergian.
jest, n. 1. joke, witticism, quip, one-liner, bon mot, SI.
funny; wisecrack, crack, sally, repartee, riposte; pun, play on words, wordplay, Rhet. paronomasia; practical joke, hoax, prank, leg-pull.
2. raillery, badinage, banter, persiflage, pleasantry, SI.
-v. 3. joke, tell jokes, crack jokes, crack wise, wisecrack, quip; fool, tease, Inf josh, Inf. kid, Inf. put [s.o.] on, pull [s.o.'s] leg; make merry with, banter, chaff; jabber, SI.
scat talk, SI.
scat sing; pun.
4. deride, gibe, scoff, give [s.o.] the business, roast; poke fun at, make fun of, mock, ridicule, satirize, parody; jeer, sneer, snigger.
jester, n. 1. wit, quipster, comic, prankster. See - joker (def. 1).
2. fool, court clown, Feste; wearer of the motley, harlequin, Sganarelle, merry-andrew; buffoon, clown, Joey, zany, Pierrot, mime, mummer; pantaloon.
jesting, adj. playful, merry, laughing, frolicsome, rollicking; comic, comical, droll, funny, facetious, tongue-in-cheek, humorous; waggish, roguish, jocund, jocose; witty, fast with the quips, quick-witted, clever, facile-tongued; kidding, joking, spoofing; silly, inane, nonsensical.
Jesus, n. 1. Jesus Christ, Christ, Christ Jesus, Jesus of Nazareth, the Nazarene, the Galilean, Literary. Jesu; the Redeemer, the Savior, Emmanuel, Immanuel, the Messiah, the Star of David, the Son of David, the Annointed, the Expected One; the King, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Prince of Peace, the Lord, Christ the Lord, God Incarnate, the Incarnation, God in Man, the Hypostatic Union, the King of Heaven, the King of Glory, the Lord of Our Righteousness, God the Son, the Godhead, the Only Begotten, the Son of God, the Son of Mary, the Son of Man; the Babe, the Holy Infant, the Infant Redeemer, the Child of Bethlehem, the Christ Child.
2. the Alpha, the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End; the Ideal Man, Perfected Humanity, the Perfection, Wonderful, the Light of the World, the Morning Star, the Son of Righteousness; the Word of God, the Incarnate Word, the Word Made Flesh, Logos; the Counsellor, the Mediator, the Intercessor, the Advocate, the Judge; the Great Physician, the Healer, the Comforter, the Good Shepherd, the Man of Sorrows; the Crucified, the Lamb, the Lamb of God, the Offering of the Lord, the Risen; the Vine, the True Vine, the Servant, the Way, the Door, the Truth, the Life, the Way of Life, the Bread of Life.
jet1, n. 1. stream, gush, fountain, spring, rush, flush, spate, Fr. jet d'eau; gusher, geyser, well, Inf. spouter; spout, spurt, squirt, spray, spit, Chiefly Dial, spritz.
2. nozzle, spout, sprinkler, tip, sparger, nose, snout; shower head, sprinkler head, rose, rosehead.
3. jet plane, jetliner, turbojet, ramjet; SST, supersonic transport, jumbo jet, 747, 707.
-v. 4. shoot, spout, gush, rush, flush; flow, stream, well, spill; surge, leap, burst forth, break forth, erupt; squirt, spray, sparge, spurtle, splutter, spit, Chiefly Dial, spritz.
5. fly, take wing, wing, take to the air, take flight; zoom, soar, zip, break the sound barrier, SI.
buzz, whoosh, zing.
jet2, adj. black, pitch, pitchy, coal, ebony, ebon, inky; tar-black, jet-black, pitch-black, jetty; dark, pitch-dark, sooty, raven, sable, sloe, atramentous; black as night, black as the ace of spades, black as a crow, black as midnight, jettison, n. 1. expulsion, ejection, discharge, throwing overboard or away, casting over or away, tossing out, defenestration; disposal, dumping, discarding, Sl. deep six, Sl. the boot, Sl. the old heave-ho.