Words starting with J

Words that start with J

List of things that start with the letter J.

A jackal jumped into a jar of jam in Jamestown.

Photo of a jockey
Photo by Jeff Kubina

A jockey is someone who professionally rides horses. Jockeys usually ride horses in races. Jockeys need to be as light as possible, so the horses can run faster when they are carrying them.

Photo of the Johannesburg skyline
Photo by Evan Bench

Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa. It has a population of around 3.9 million.

Photo of a jolly roger
Photo by Peter Dutton

The Jolly Roger is a flag with a skull and crossbones that was traditionally flown on a pirate ship, although many pirates would just fly a plain black flag.
The reason pirates wanted people to know they were pirates was just to frighten the crew of other ships into giving up without a fight.
The Jolly Roger in the picture is being flown along with some other modern flags.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a country in western Asia. It is bordered by the Jordan river. The capital of Jordan is Amman. People in Jordan speak Arabic.

Photo of someone jotting down notes
Photo by _e.t

You jot something down when you quickly write or draw it. The person in the picture is jotting down some notes.

A journey is a trip from one place to another, usually taken over quite a long time. The word journey can also be used to describe progress from one state to another, for example a weight loss journey. The people in the picture are on a bike journey.
A similar word to journey is travel or trek.

Photo of knights jousting
Photo by Aske Holst

Jousting is a medieval sport where two people on horses run at each other on either side of a barrier. Each person wears armour and wields a lance. The object is to knock your opponent off his horse.

Photo of a man's jowls
Photo by The_Gut

Jowls are the parts of your face around your jaw and neck, particularly when they are large and fatty.

Photo of a girl jumping for joy
Photo by Martin Talbot

Joy is extreme happiness.
The little girl in the picture is jumping for joy.