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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Jet"ty
Made of jet, or like jet in color.
noun Jet"ty
  1. [Arch] A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.
  2. A wharf or pier extending from the shore.
  3. [Hydraul. Engin] A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor; a mole; as, the Eads system of jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Etymology: F. jetée a pier, a jetty, a causeway. See Jet a shooting forth, and cf. Jutty

verb Jet"ty
To jut out; to project.
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  1. A protective structure of stone or concrete; extends from shore into the water to prevent a beach from washing away

From French jetée ‘pier, jetty, causeway’. Compare jet, jutty.

  1. A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor or beach.
  2. A wharf or dock extending from the shore.
  3. (architecture) A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.

jet +‎ -y

    Notable Persons Named Jetty

    Jetty Rae is a folk music singer-songwriter. She was most active from 2006 to present. Jetty was given the name Brittni Whittaker on January 13th, 1987 in Springfield, Oregon. Jetty is also known as Whittaker and Brittni.


    Jetty was born on May 27th, 1921 in Amsterdam. Jetty is also known as Paerl and Henriette Nanette. She died on August 22nd, 2013.


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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Jetty U.S.
      White 52.01% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 25.57% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 16.09% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 3.74% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Jetty

    People with the last name Jetty are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or American Indian and Alaska Native

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    Fun Facts about the name Jetty

    • How Popular is the name Jetty? Jetty is the 23,778th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jetty was the 58,337th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Jetty have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 254 babies born with the first name Jetty in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jetty to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jetty? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1917 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Jetty first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jetty is Sunday, January 12th, 1873.
    • What year had the most people named Jetty born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jetty was in 1940 with a total of 13 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Jetty: Your name in reverse order is Yttej. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jeytt. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Jetty? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 348 people with the last name Jetty.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jetty? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Jetty as their last name since less than 1 person in 833k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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