Associations to the word «Jackal»

Wiktionary

JACKAL, noun. Any of certain wild canids of the genus Canis, native to the tropical Old World and smaller than a wolf.
JACKAL, noun. A person who performs menial/routine tasks, a dogsbody.
JACKAL, noun. (pejorative) A person who behaves in an opportunistic way; especially a base collaborator.
JACKAL, noun. (slang) (rare) A jack (the playing card.)
JACKAL, verb. To perform menial or routine tasks
JACKAL BUZZARD, noun. (Buteo rufofuscus), an African bird of prey with three main subspecies
JACKAL BUZZARDS, noun. Plural of jackal buzzard

Dictionary definition

JACKAL, noun. Old World nocturnal canine mammal closely related to the dog; smaller than a wolf; sometimes hunts in a pack but usually singly or as a member of a pair.

Wise words

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