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jackatar

[jak-uh-tahr] /ˈdʒæk əˌtɑr/
noun, Newfoundland.
1.
a Newfoundland native of mixed French and Amerindian descent.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; perhaps jack-tar (with -a- representing release of the stop) though the change in sense is unaccounted for
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