Pronunciation: ( jak'leg"), [key] Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
1. unskilled or untrained for one's work; amateur: a jackleg electrician.
2. unscrupulous or without the accepted standards of one's profession: a jackleg lawyer.
3. makeshift; temporary.
an unskilled or unscrupulous itinerant worker or practitioner.
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