Canadian Terms Beginning with J
Jam Buster - A jelly-filled doughnut, generally covered with icing sugar.
Jaw, The - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Jawbone - A backcountry expression referring to giving credit at a store or bar. e.g. "The storekeeper gave me jawbone" meaning that the storekeeper or merchant advanced credit.
Jesus Murphy - A common exclamation, sometimes used as "Jesus H. Murphy".
Jockey Box - A Maritime term for a glove compartment in a car.
Joe Job - A low-class or low-paying job.
Joe Louis - A snack cake similar to a Twinkie, with chocolate cake and a white icing interior. Available in Ontario and Quebec.
Joggers - 1. A term used for jogging pants or sweatpants. 2. Referring to "sneakers" in some parts of the east coast.
Joual - A Quebec working-class dialect that's a striking mix of English and French. Varies from region to region. Sometimes called "Frenglish."