Definition of Jack the Lad noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Jack the Lad

; NAmE
[singular] (British English, informal)
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a young man who is very confident in a rude and noisy way, and enjoys going out with male friends, drinking alcohol and trying to attract women More Like This Expressions with people’s names Aunt Sally, Hobson’s choice, Hooray Henry, Houdini, Jack the Lad, Jack Robinson, Jane Doe, Joe Bloggs, Joe Public, Joe Sixpack, John Bull, John Doe, John Hancock, Johnny Reb, PC Plod, Uncle SamSee worksheet. Word Originnickname of Jack Sheppard, an 18th-cent. thief.