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jack rabbit

noun
1.
any of various large hares of western North America, having very long hind legs and long ears.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; jack(ass) + rabbit; so named from the size of its ears
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jack rabbit

noun
1.
any of various W North American hares, such as Lepus townsendi (white-tailed jack rabbit), having long hind legs and large ears
Word Origin
C19: shortened from jackass-rabbit, referring to its long ears
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jack-rabbit

verb

To advance by leaps, like a jack-rabbit: a stock market jack-rabbiting past the Dow Jones 5,000 (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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