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14:14 Mar 3, 2004
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
Social Sciences - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
English term or phrase: Jackie
Is Jackie a male or a female name? That person is a governor of a British prison and I need to address a letter to him/her. Thanks!
Helen
English translation:either
Explanation:
short for Jack (John) or Jacqueline

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do a search on google for short biography and they will indicate \"she/he\" was born on such date, etc.

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also can be used as a nickname for Jacques
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Local time: 11:47
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0 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +12
jackie
either


Explanation:
short for Jack (John) or Jacqueline

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Note added at 1 min (2004-03-03 14:15:57 GMT)
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do a search on google for short biography and they will indicate \"she/he\" was born on such date, etc.

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Note added at 5 mins (2004-03-03 14:19:53 GMT)
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also can be used as a nickname for Jacques

RHELLER
United States
Local time: 11:47
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PRO pts in category: 92

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxIanW: Yes, but these days it's more likely to be a woman's name. I know six female Jackies and not a single male (!)
1 min
  -> thanks Ian :-)

agree  Charlie Bavington: yep, could be either. Not even the spelling can help here (unlike say Frances/Francis or Leslie/Lesley)
2 mins
  -> interesting comments as usual :-)

agree  etale
23 mins
  -> thanks Silvia!

agree  Java Cafe
35 mins
  -> thank you professor :-)

agree  EdithK: Hi Ian, I have two Jacks (i.e. John) in my immediate family.
56 mins
  -> thanks Edith!

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
59 mins
  -> hi Vicky :-)

agree  Sheila Hardie
1 hr
  -> where have you been Sheila?

neutral  trautlady: I live in USA, and there Jackie is used in 99.9% for females
3 hrs
  -> I live in the U.S. also but this asker is interested in the European point of view - slightly different

agree  Tahir
4 hrs
  -> Hello Tahir!

agree  Ana Juliá
5 hrs
  -> thanks Ana!

agree  Refugio: Only one point for this excellent answer?
11 hrs
  -> I hadn't even noticed but you are right - it is quite odd!

agree  jebeen: I know personally of 3 male Jackies.
1 day11 hrs
  -> thanks Jebeen for setting everybody straight on that one :-)

agree  senin
2 days22 hrs
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