Definition of jagoff in English:


Pronunciation /ˈjaɡˌôf/ /ˈdʒæɡˌɔf/


dialect US
  • (chiefly in western Pennsylvania) a stupid, irritating, or contemptible person.

    • ‘It might just be the jagoff in the computer terminal next to you, but you're competing!’
    • ‘He's a carpetbagging jagoff, and not a real Texan, no matter how much "brush" he "clears."’
    • ‘Over in Seattle, some jagoff comported himself (or herself) even more offensively as this anonymous writer tells it.’
    • ‘I'm hardly ever sick, I get along with pretty much everyone who isn't a total jagoff, I don't mind working late, and I'm ridiculously loyal.’
    • ‘First of all, I would like to say that he is just a total jagoff.’


1930s from jackoff, perhaps influenced by jag.



/ˈjaɡˌôf/ /ˈdʒæɡˌɔf/