The word “jackleg” has 2 syllables: jack-leg.

It's pronounced as /ˈdʒækˌlɛɡ/.

What is synonym and antonym for jackleg?

In the thesaurus, “jackleg” has 7 synonyms and 22 antonyms.

Here are synonyms and antonyms for jackleg along with examples of usage in sentences.

Synonyms for jackleg

  • amateur
  • beginner
  • corrupt
  • degraded
  • inexperienced
  • kid
  • sick

Antonyms for jackleg

  • able
  • ace
  • adept
  • capable
  • competent
  • consummate
  • craftsman
  • expert
  • hand
  • master
  • masterly
  • past master
  • professional
  • proficient
  • pure
  • seasoned
  • shark
  • skilled
  • skillful
  • talented
  • virtuosic
  • virtuoso

Meanings of jackleg

  • noun
    1. A type of drill operated by means of compressed air.
    2. An amateur; an untrained or incompetent person.
    3. A shyster or con artist; a gambler who cheats; a generally dishonest or reprehensible person.
  • adjective
    1. Amateur, untrained; incompetent.
    2. Dishonest, unscrupulous.
    3. Ineptly built or operated; makeshift.

Example Sentences

  • The jackleg carpenter hastily assembled the makeshift shelves in the workshop.
  • Despite his claim to be a professional, the work of the jackleg plumber left a trail of leaks in the house.
  • The old toolbox contained a few worn-out tools, including a rusty jackleg wrench.
  • In the dimly lit garage, a lone mechanic toiled with his collection of jackleg equipment.
  • The amateur electrician's jackleg wiring job caused frequent power outages in the neighborhood.

On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, or another words to jackleg, such as: able, ace, adept, amateur, beginner, capable, competent.

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