In need of some easy words that start with J? Whether you’re teaching kids, looking for a certain word, or have some other reason – hopefully the list below will help.
I’ve put together a list of common words beginning with J that are easy to spell, sound, and great for forming sentences.
Easy Words That Start With J
Jack – a device for lifting heavy objects, especially one for raising the axle of a motor vehicle off the ground so that a wheel can be changed or the underside inspected.
Jacket – an outer garment extending either to the waist or the hips, typically having sleeves and a fastening down the front.
Jail – a place for the confinement of people accused or convicted of a crime.
Jam – squeeze or pack tightly into a specified space.
Jar – a wide-mouthed cylindrical container made of glass or pottery and typically having a lid, used especially for storing food.
Jaw – each of the upper and lower bony structures in vertebrates forming the framework of the mouth and containing the teeth.
Jelly – a fruit-flavored dessert made by warming and then cooling a liquid containing gelatin or a similar setting agent in a mold or dish so that it sets into a semi-solid, somewhat elastic mass.
Jet – a rapid stream of liquid or gas forced out of a small opening.
Job – a paid position of regular employment.
Join – link; connect.
Joker – a person who is fond of joking.
Joy – a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
Judge – a public officer appointed to decide cases in a law court.
Jigsaw – a puzzle consisting of a picture printed on cardboard or wood and cut into various pieces of different shapes that have to be fitted together.
Jittery – nervous or unable to relax.
Jolt – push or shake (someone or something) abruptly and roughly.
Journal – a newspaper or magazine that deals with a particular subject or professional activity.
Juicy – (of food) full of juice; succulent.
Juniper – an evergreen shrub or small tree that bears berry-like cones, widely distributed throughout Eurasia and North America. Many kinds have aromatic cones or foliage.
Medium Difficulty Words That Start With J
Jabber – talk in a rapid, excited, and often incomprehensible way.
Jackpot – a large cash prize in a game or lottery, especially one that accumulates until it is won.
Jacksaw – a light hand saw with a narrow, usually slightly tapering, blade of fine teeth, for cutting timber thinly.
Jaguar – a large heavily built cat that has a yellowish-brown coat with black spots, found mainly in the dense forests of Central and South America.
Jamacia – an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles.
Janitor – a caretaker or doorkeeper of a building.
Jazz – a type of music of black American origin which emerged at the beginning of the 20th century, characterized by improvisation, syncopation, and usually a regular or forceful rhythm. Brass and woodwind instruments and piano are particularly associated with jazz, although guitar and occasionally violin are also used; styles include Dixieland, swing, bebop, and free jazz.
Jealous – feeling or showing an envious resentment of someone or their achievements, possessions, or perceived advantages.
Jeep – a small, sturdy motor vehicle with four-wheel drive, especially one used by the military.
Jeremy – a masculine given name. It means “lifted up or exalted by God.”
Jetpack – (especially in science fiction) a device worn over the shoulders like a backpack and enabling the wearer to travel through the air or through space by means of jet propulsion.
Jewel – a precious stone, typically a single crystal or piece of a hard lustrous or translucent mineral cut into shape with flat facets or smoothed and polished for use as an ornament.
Jewelry – personal ornaments, such as necklaces, rings, or bracelets, that are typically made from or contain jewels and precious metal.
Jingle – a light ringing sound such as that made by metal objects being shaken together.
Jinx – a person or thing that brings bad luck.
Jitter – feelings of extreme nervousness.
Jobless – unemployed.
Jockey – a person who rides in horse races, especially as a profession.
Jogger – a person who jogs as a form of physical exercise.
Joint – a point at which parts of an artificial structure are joined.
Joking – humorous or flippant.
Jostle – push, elbow, or bump against (someone) roughly, typically in a crowd.
Journey – an act of traveling from one place to another.
Joyful – feeling, expressing, or causing great pleasure and happiness.
Joystick – the control column of an aircraft.
Jubilation – a feeling of great happiness and triumph.
Judging – form an opinion or conclusion about.
Judicious – having, showing, or done with good judgment or sense.
Juggle – continuously toss into the air and catch (a number of objects) so as to keep at least one in the air while handling the others.
Jumble – an untidy collection or pile of things.
Jumpstart – start (a car with a flat battery) with jump leads or by a sudden release of the clutch while the car is being pushed.
Jungle – an area of land overgrown with dense forest and tangled vegetation, typically in the tropics.
Juror – a member of a jury.
Jury – a body of people (typically twelve in number) sworn to give a verdict in a legal case on the basis of evidence submitted to them in court.
Just – based on or behaving according to what is morally right and fair.
Justice – just behavior or treatment.
If there are any easy words beginning with J that you would like to see added to this list, please drop me a comment below and I’ll add them.
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