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    Question does this word (eejet) exist?

    Hi everyone,

    I'd like to know the meaning of "eejet".I found it in a film ( Irish coffee), and after having looked it up in several dictionaries, I didn't succeed.

    It could be some four-letter word by the context it appeared in.

    Sorry grammar mistakes.

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    Re: does this word (eejet) exist?

    Welcome.

    I believe "eejet" is slang for idiot.

    Pronunciation
    "i" of idiot changes from a lax vowel to a tense vowel, eejet.

    "di" of idiot combines to "j": eejet

    "o" of idiot fronts to "e": eejet

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: does this word (eejet) exist?

    It is still in common use. Here in Scotland, where a spelling of 'eejit' would be more normal it does indeed mean "idiot", but often with a friendlier overtone.

    "Oh, what an eejit!" as opposed to "That man is a complete idiot".


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    Thank you Casiopea.

    Your explanation has been really hepful.


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    Re: does this word (eejet) exist?

    Thank you Hobbes,

    It's been really hepful.

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    Re: does this word (eejet) exist?

    It's also used in Irish English and in London has crossed over a fair bit- I used to hear English speakers in London use it.


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    Re: does this word (eejet) exist?

    Thanks tdol, editor.
    'eejet' is a word rarely used in this part of the world (India). But the meaning was nicely explained.
    If 'eejet' stands for 'idiot' then can 'eejem' stand for 'idiom'?
    Only 't' is replaced by 'm'.
    Never mind.
    Asesh

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    Re: does this word (eejet) exist?

    Quote Originally Posted by asesh
    If 'eejet' stands for 'idiot' then can 'eejem' stand for 'idiom'?
    No.


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    Without causing a riot, I'll add that if someone was saying 'idiom' in a broad scottish accent it might sound a bit like 'eejem'.

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