jackleg definition

  • adjective:
    • poor skill or training; incompetent. Pre-owned particularly of attorneys or preachers.
    • Unscrupulous or dishonest.
    • Makeshift; temporary.
    • amateur, untrained, inexperienced
    • dishonest, unscrupulous
  • noun:
    • An unskilled or unscrupulous itinerant worker.
    • A strikebreaker.
    • A type of drill run in the shape of compressed-air.

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