Meaning of jackleg
Pronunciation: ( jak'leg"), [key]
— Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S. Chiefly South Midland and Southern U.S.
- unskilled or untrained for one's work; amateur: a jackleg electrician.
- unscrupulous or without the accepted standards of one's profession: a jackleg lawyer.
- makeshift; temporary.
- an unskilled or unscrupulous itinerant worker or practitioner.