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Definition of The House that Jack Built from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

The House that Jack Built

 
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a traditional nursery rhyme in which there are lots of verses, each one adding an extra line to the one before. It begins like this:
This is the house that Jack built.This is the maltThat lay in the house that Jack built.This is the rat,That ate the maltThat lay in the house that Jack built.