Words with J
How many words can you think of that have the letter J in them? J is a small, humble letter but in Scrabble it’s worth 8 points. Try making a word with it, and you’ll find that there aren’t many that begin with or end with a J.
Words with J or words that have a J in them are hard to come by. Below is a list of words that contain the letter J.
Interesting Words with J
Jabberwocky, Jainism, jayhawker, javelin. These are just some of the interesting words that start with the letter J. There are plenty more so let’s get started and check out these fascinating words!
- In the United States, a Jitterbug is an older term for swing dancing. It is known by this name because of the sound the dancers’ shoes made as they tapped on the floor.
- Dictionaries and glossaries often define jargon as the technical terminology or special vocabulary of a particular trade, profession, group, etc. so it is useful to know the meaning of jargon. The funny thing is that people who hate jargon often complain about its use without actually knowing what the words mean.
- Jackdaws are the most intelligent birds among the crow family. This bird species is also known as Eurasian Jackdaw. They were kept in captivity from the 1880s and in 2004, they were extinct in Europe. Nowadays, Jackdaws are found in all parts of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and some parts of Asia.
- Although it's not part of your everyday vernacular, it does show up on occasion, especially in relation to long-time cars or racing events. So what exactly is a jalopy? The term jalopy refers to an automobile of low quality. It has since become known as an old and battered car or just another word for a junk car.
- Jocosity refers to the quality of being jocular or laughable. It is used in both a pejorative and a positive sense. Aside from humorous writings, speech, and person, jocosity can also be found in connection with laughter itself. The word has evolved significantly since it entered English usage in the 17th century. But its historical meaning sheds a great deal of light on its current uses.
- Most people use the words ‘juvenile’ and ‘childish’ interchangeably. Rightly so, juvenile reached its current meaning in late Middle English, but its history goes back to the Latin term juvenis, meaning young.
- Joule is a unit of energy, derives its name from the physicist James Prescott Joule who also discovered its constant. You will find mention of the Joule in any physics textbook.
- Jubilant is an adjective meaning to express great joy that is derived from the Latin word jubilare, which means to cry out in triumph. If you are jubilant, you feel extremely happy because of your success.
- The javelin is a light spear designed primarily for throwing, historically as a ranged weapon, but today predominantly for sport. Javelin throw is a track-and-field sport of throwing a spear for distance. It is included in the ancient Greek Olympic Games as one of five events of the pentathlon competition.