Jackstraw

What is Jackstraw?

Jackstraw definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun

one of a group of strips of wood or similar objects, as straws or toothpicks, used in the game of jackstraws.
jackstraws, (used with a singular verb) a game in which players compete in picking up, one by one, as many jackstraws as possible without disturbing the heap.
Obsolete.

  1. a straw-stuffed figure of a man; scarecrow; straw man.
  2. an insignificant person.