List of Easy Words That Start With J (Great for Kids and Preschoolers)

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.

Good luck!

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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