(Jin*rik"i*sha) n. [Jap. jin man + riki power + sha carriage.] A small, two- wheeled, hooded
vehicle drawn by one or more men. [Japan]
(Jip"po) n. [Abbrev. fr. juppon.] A waistcoat or kind of stays for women.
(Jo) n.; pl. Joes [Etymol. uncertain.] A sweetheart; a darling. [Scot.] Burns.
(Job) n. [Prov. E. job, gob, n., a small piece of wood, v., to stab, strike; cf. E. gob, gobbet; perh.
influenced by E. chop to cut off, to mince. See Gob.]
1. A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.
2. A piece of chance or occasional work; any definite work undertaken in gross for a fixed price; as, he
did the job for a thousand dollars.
3. A public transaction done for private profit; something performed ostensibly as a part of official duty,
but really for private gain; a corrupt official business.
4. Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately. [Colloq.]
5. A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job. [Colloq.]
Job is used adjectively to signify doing jobs, used for jobs, or let on hire to do jobs; as, job printer; job
master; job horse; job wagon, etc.
By the job, at a stipulated sum for the work, or for each piece of work done; distinguished from time
work; as, the house was built by the job. Job lot, a quantity of goods, usually miscellaneous, sold
out of the regular course of trade, at a certain price for the whole; as, these articles were included in a
job lot. Job master, one who lest out horses and carriages for hire, as for family use. [Eng.]
Job printer, one who does miscellaneous printing, esp. circulars, cards, billheads, etc. Odd job,
miscellaneous work of a petty kind; occasional work, of various kinds, or for various people.
(Job) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jobbed (jobd); p. pr. & vb. n. Jobbing.]
1. To strike or stab with a pointed instrument. L'Estrange.
2. To thrust in, as a pointed instrument. Moxon.
3. To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet (work); as, to job a contract.
4. (Com.) To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of
selling to retailers; as, to job goods.
5. To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage. Thackeray.
(Job), v. i.
1. To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.
Authors of all work, to job for the season.Moore.
2. To seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.
And judges job, and bishops bite the town.Pope.
3. To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.