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Jádish. adj. [from jade.]

  1. Vitious; bad, as an horse.

    That hors'd us on their backs, to show us
    A jadish trick at last, and throw us.
    Hudibras, p. iii.

    When once the people get the jadish trick
    Of throwing off their king, no ruler's safe.

  2. Unchaste; incontinent.

    'Tis to no boot to be jealous of a woman; for if the humour takes her to be jadish, not all the locks and spies in nature can keep her honest. L'Estrange.

Sources: Butler, Samuel (98) · L'Estrange, Roger (131) · Southerne, Thomas (4)

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