Associations to the word «Jackstraw»

Wiktionary

JACKSTRAW, noun. (usually plural) One of the pieces used for the game variously called jackstraws or pick-up-sticks.
JACKSTRAW, noun. (obsolete) An insignificant person.

Dictionary definition

JACKSTRAW, noun. A thin strip of wood used in playing the game of jackstraws.

Wise words

Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catch words.
Robert Louis Stevenson