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jack•leg



Pronunciation: ( jak'leg"), [key] Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.

adj.
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.

n.
an unskilled or unscrupulous itinerant worker or practitioner.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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