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Re: Jack move means to steal

Posted by Masakim on July 29, 2003

In Reply to: Jack move means to steal posted by Bruce Kahl on July 29, 2003

: : : translating a book by W.Gibson I met this phrase; what does it mean?

: : Sentence please?

: A "jack move" is an action undertaken to take possession of something which you do not own as in the word "hijack".
: I heard it used in a couple of tunes played by my teenage offspring.

jack move n. [1980s+] (US Black) a wild, foolish, eccentric move or type of behaviour. [JACK n.18 + MOVE n. ]
From _Cassell's Dictionary of Slang_ by Jonathon Green