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jade sb.:
1. ‘sorry,’ ill-conditioned horse Meas. II. i. 276 [269] “let carman whip his jade,” H5 IV. ii. 46, Ham. III. ii. 256 “let the galled jade wince” ; vicious horse (allusively) Ado I. i. 151 “You always end with a jade's trick,” Shr. I. ii. 252 “give him head: I know he'll prove a jade,” All'sW. IV. v. 64, Troil. II. i. 21.
2. term of contempt for a woman Shr. II. i. 202, H5 III. vii. 66; applied to men John II. i. 385.
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