Definition of Jankers
1. Noun. (British slang) A form of military punishment which involves being confined to barracks, performing tedious and often pointless tasks, and being subjected to frequent uniform inspections. ¹
2. Noun. (plural only) defaulters ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Jankers
1. janker [n] - See also: janker
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Literary usage of Jankers
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1909)
"Among other things, it bought 103401 shares of the preferred stock of the Chicago & Alton Railway Company. These shares had been deposited with jankers, ..."
2. Kitchener's Mob: The Adventures of an American in the British Army by James Norman Hall (1916)
"The "jankers" or defaulters' squad was always rather large; but the "jankers men" were offenders against minor points in discipline. ..."
3. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1875)
"The growers were entirely in the hands of the jankers, and did not much care what became of ,e native hand-spinning industry, which was pre when he went t» ..."
4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During ...by William Brown, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Robert Belt by William Brown, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Robert Belt (1820)
"... cjc parte) IST jankers receive and pay money on account of a bankrupt, after notice of an act of bankruptcy, all the sums received are so to the use of ..."
5. The North American Review by Making of America Project, Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge (1874)
"... the sneering condemnation of the book-worms, theorists, and jankers of the House and country " It was said that much learning had made Paul mad. ..."
6. The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray: in twenty-four volumes. by William Makepeace Thackeray (1869)
"... strive to fancy, for instance, that their jankers consider them men of property because they keep a tolerable Balance, pay little tradesmen's bills with ..."
7. Woodrow Wilson and His Work by William Edward Dodd (1920)
"The Kaiser aad the higher German officers both of the army and the navy made constant appeals of this sort. jankers, industrial leaders, commercial men, ..."