MEANING: noun: 1. A robber. 2. A native or resident of Kansas.

ETYMOLOGY: Originally, a Jayhawker was a member of antislavery guerrillas in Kansas or Missouri during the US Civil War. Its not clear why they were called Jayhawkers. Earliest documented use: 1860.


JAYHAWKERY - the downfall of Panem and its Hunger Games; selling the Revolution to the outlying provinces

1. G-d Rest Ye Merry, Merchants, May you make the Yuletide pay (Tom Lehrer)
2. It's the old Dope Peddler, with his powdered happiness (also Tom Lehrer)

JAYHAWSER - (nautical) a rope one grade thicker than an I-hawser