1) A dialect word meaning ‘fair or genuine’.

It is listed in Yorkshire glossaries from 1828 and I have found only one earlier reference: 1758-62 how to make janock jingerbread , Wakefield. In Lancashire, ‘jannock’ is the name given to a kind of oaten bread but there is no obvious connection between these two words. It is worth noting though that the Wakefield example was in the memorandum book of John Brearley, whose family had Rochdale connections.

places Wakefield
dates 1758-1762

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