123 Examples of Verbs that Start with J in English

Last Updated on November 4, 2023

Are you looking to expand your vocabulary with verbs that start with J? Then you are in the right place!

Verbs that Start with J

What Are Verbs Starting with J?

First and foremost we gotta start by defining what a verb that starts with J is. So let’s go one step at a time as we cover the basics.

The first thing we need to cover is what’s a verb. A verb is a word that conveys an action, so it always refers to an action that can/will be performed. “Jump” is an example of a verb, as it’s a physical action and not a concept or a name.

“Jump” is also a wonderful example to move into our next part of the explanation as it starts with J, thus fitting all of our criteria. For this list, we are exclusively looking at words whose first letter is J. And on top of that we are only accepting words that can be found in dictionaries and are considered “proper” by most major sources.

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Action Verbs that Start with J with Examples

Verbs Examples
Jog I like to jog every morning for exercise.
Jolt The sudden noise jolted me awake.
Join Would you like to join us for dinner tonight?
Juggle He was able to juggle three balls at once.
Jump The cat jumped onto the table.
Joust In medieval times, knights would joust with each other for sport.
Jockey He used to jockey horses in his youth, but now he works as a racing commentator.
Jive I love to jive to the beat of swing music.
Jot Let me just jot down your phone number.
Jinx I accidentally said the same thing as my friend, and we joked about the jinx.
Jangle The keys on his keychain jangled loudly as he walked.
Jam We got stuck in traffic and ended up jammed on the freeway for hours.
Jiggle She jiggled the handle, trying to open the door.
Jack Can you help me jack up the car so I can change the tire?
Jumble The boxes in the attic were all jumbled together, making it hard to find anything.
Jingle As I walked down the street, the bells on my shoes would jingle with every step.

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Positive Verbs that Start with J with Examples

Verb Example
Jubilate The fans jubilated when their team won the game.
Joke She joked with her friends about the funny incident.
Join The two companies decided to join forces to expand their market.
Judge It’s not fair to judge someone based on their appearance.
Jolt The sudden noise jolted me out of my sleep.
Juggle She has to juggle her job and her kids’ schedules.
Jump He jumped over the fence to get to the other side.
Justify The lawyer tried to justify his client’s actions in court.
Jolt The sudden noise jolted me out of my sleep.
Jog She likes to jog every morning to keep fit.

List of Verbs that start with J

  • Jab
  • Jabber
  • Jack
  • Jacket
  • Jackhammer
  • Jack-knife
  • Jacklight
  • Jackrabbit
  • Jacobinize
  • Jaculate
  • Jacuzzi
  • Jade
  • Jag
  • Jagg
  • Jail
  • Jail-break
  • Jam
  • Jamb
  • Jampack
  • Jangle
  • Jant
  • Jap
  • Japan
  • Jape
  • Jar
  • Jarble
  • Jargle
  • Jargon
  • Jasperize
  • Jaunce
  • Jaundice
  • Jaunt
  • Javelin
  • Jaw
  • Jawbone
  • Jawn
  • Jaywalk
  • Jazz
  • Jazzify
  • Jee
  • Jeer
  • Jeff
  • Jell
  • Jellify
  • Jelly
  • Jemmy
  • Jeopard
  • Jeopardise
  • Jeopardize
  • Jeopardy
  • Jerk
  • Jerry-build
  • Jest
  • Jet
  • Jet-ski
  • Jettison
  • Jetty
  • Jew
  • Jewel
  • Jib
  • Jibe
  • Jig
  • Jigger
  • Jiggle
  • Jillick
  • Jilt
  • Jimmy
  • Jingle
  • Jinx
  • Jitter
  • Jive
  • Jizz
  • Job
  • Jockey
  • Jog
  • Joggle
  • Join
  • Joinder
  • Joint
  • Joist
  • Joke
  • Jole
  • Joll
  • Jollify
  • Jolly
  • Jolt
  • Josh
  • Jostle
  • Jot
  • Jouk
  • Joul
  • Jounce
  • Journal
  • Journalize
  • Journey
  • Joust
  • Jowl
  • Joy
  • Joy-pop
  • Joyride
  • Jubilate
  • Judaize
  • Judder
  • Judge
  • Judgment
  • Judicable
  • Jug
  • Juggle
  • Jugulate
  • Juice
  • Juke
  • Julienne
  • Jumar
  • Jumble
  • Jump
  • Jump-start
  • Jumpweld
  • Junk
  • Junket
  • Junketeer
  • Jury
  • Justice
  • Justify
  • Justle
  • Jut
  • Jutty
  • Juxtapose
  • Juxtaposit

Common Verbs that Start with J and Their Meanings

  • Jab: To poke or thrust at something.
  • Jam: To shove something until it gets stuck.
  • Jeer: To make fun of or ridicule in a mean way.
  • Jerk: Move away in a sudden motion.
  • Jiggle: Moving in quick and slight jerks, often involuntarily.
  • Jingle: Making a sound by shaking bells.
  • Jog: Running at a steady pace.
  • Join: To connect one or more things.
  • Juggle: Handle multiple items or tasks at the same time.
  • Jump: To bounce or leap.


Verbs that start with J are far more common than they seem at first, and often there are common words that’d ft this description even when they wouldn’t be our first thought. So reading through this list can be a great starting step to learning more words and impressing your friends with your vocabulary.

Just in these paragraphs we’ve jammed and juxtaposed countless J words, so if you want to jumpstart your brain and join all these words all you need to do is to juggle our list and memorize the ones that stand out to you the most.

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