|N.J., Abbreviation: NJ a state of the eastern US, on the Atlantic and Delaware Bay: mostly low-lying, with a heavy industrial area in the northeast and many coastal resorts. Capital: Trenton. Pop: 8 638 396 (2003 est). Area: 19 479 sq km (7521 sq miles)|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
State in the northeastern United States, bordered by New York to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Delaware Bay to the south and west, and Pennsylvania to the west. Its capital is Trenton, and its largest city is Newark.
Note: One of the thirteen colonies.
New Jerseyadj. [primarily Stanford/Silicon Valley] Brain-damaged or of poor design. This refers to the allegedly wretched quality of such software as C, C++, and Unix (which originated at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey). "This compiler bites the bag, but what can you expect from a compiler designed in New Jersey?" Compare Berkeley Quality Software. See also Unix conspiracy.