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Jannock

Definition: Pleasant, honest, straight-forward. (British-influenced slang use)

Pronunciation: jann-NOK

Origin:

Uncertain. It’s said to be a British colloquialism and though the claim actually sounds viable, I haven’t found any solid evidence confirming or to the contrary.

Why this word?

Solid, comfortably guttural, easy to say.

That sounds about the right sort of phonetic description for a term that’s used to describe someone with the same sort of qualities as Captain America.

How would you use this word in a sentence?

Example: “No matter how squirrely and slimy he looks, trust– the man’s an absolute jannock. That’s just his face, I promise you.”

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Written by Veronica Jacobs

Veronica Jacobs is a fiction writer, blogger, academic editor, and sci-fi enthusiast. Currently working freelance (with a background in English Literature), she spends most of her time writing.

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