a member of a civic group for young business and community leaders.

1945–50, Americanism; spelling forms of the letters JC, abbreviation of Junior Chamber in its original name United States Junior Chamber of Commerce

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Jaycee (ˈdʒeɪˈsiː)
(Austral), (NZ), (US), (Canadian) a young person who belongs to a junior chamber of commerce
[C20: from the initials of J(unior) C(hamber), short for United States Junior Chamber of Commerce]

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1946, Amer.Eng., from pronunciation of J.C., in Junior Chamber (of Commerce).
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Junior Chamber of Commerce
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