Definition of Jaffa

1. Noun. A port in western Israel on the Mediterranean; incorporated into Tel Aviv in 1950.

Exact synonyms: Joppa, Yafo
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port
Group relationships: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-jaffa, Tel Aviv-yalo

Definition of Jaffa

1. Proper noun. A port in western Israel ¹

2. Noun. (informal) A Jaffa orange. ¹

3. Noun. A type of sweet orange, normally seedless. ¹

4. Noun. (slang) An impotent or infertile male. The term comes from the "seedless" orange ¹

5. Noun. (cricket) A ball that is very difficult for the batsman to hit because it moves erratically either through the air or off the pitch ¹

6. Noun. (NZ) A type of confectionery consisting of a sphere of chocolate in a red casing. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jaffa

Jade Emperor
Jaeger's test types
Jafar Umar Thalib
Jaffa (current term)
Jaffa cake
Jaffa cakes
Jaffa orange
Jaffa oranges
Jaffar Umar Thalib
Jaffe's test
Jaffe-Lichtenstein disease
Jaffe reaction
Jafnea semitosta

Literary usage of Jaffa

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Jaffa, a titular see in the Patriarchate of Jerusalem. The city of Jaffa is very ancient. Even before the arrival of Josué in Palestine it is mentioned on ..."

2. The Innocents Abroad; Or, The New Pilgrim's Progress: Being Some Account of by Mark Twain (1884)
"Jaffa has a history and a stirring one. It will not be discovered anywhere in this book. If the reader will call at the circulating library and mention mv ..."

3. New Judea: Jewish Life in Modern Palestine and Egypt by Benjamin Lee Gordon (1919)
"NEW Jaffa But now Jaffa has become one of the famous cities of the East. It is beautifully situated on a series of hills of equal height about one hundred ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1826)
"... and the counts of Jaffa and Tripoli, who, perhaps with the constable and marshal,137 were in a special manner the compeers and judges of each other. ..."

5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"Regular lines of Austrian, French, and Russian steamers ply between Jaffa and European and Turkish ports. English and Egyptian steamers and a considerable ..."

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