"job" Definition

  1. “a JOB lot,” otherwise called a “sporting lot,” any miscellaneous goods purchased at a cheap rate, or to be sold a bargain. Frequently used to conceal the fact of their being stolen, or otherwise dishonestly obtained.
  2. a short piece of work, a prospect of employment. Johnson describes JOB as a low word, without etymology. It is, and was, however, a cant word; and a JOB, two centuries ago, was an arranged robbery. Even at the present day it is mainly confined to the streets, in the sense of employment for a short time. Amongst undertakers a JOB signifies a funeral; “to do a JOB,” conduct any one’s funeral; “by the JOB,” _i.e._, piece-work, as opposed to time-work. A JOB in political phraseology is a Government office or contract, obtained by secret influence or favouritism. Any unfair arrangement is now called a JOB.
  3. a sudden blow, as “a JOB in the eye.” Also used as a verb, “I’ll JOB this here knife in your ribs.”

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Position in the dictionary: 1820 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: jobation, jobbery, job’s comfort, job’s comforter, job’s turkey, jocteleg, joe, joey, jog-trot, jogul
Previous words in the dictionary: jo, jingo, jilt, jiggot o’ mutton, jigger-dubber, jigger, jiffy, jibb, jib, jezebel

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