- /ˈdʒæksən/ (say 'jaksuhn)
noun a US family noted as rhythm and blues and pop musicians (see the Jackson 5). The two members of the family most noted as solo musicians are:
1. Michael Joseph, 1958–2009, lead singer of the Jackson 5 (later the Jacksons) prior to solo career.
2. Janet Damita Jo, born 1966, sister of Michael and youngest member of the family; became a leading solo pop singer in the mid 1980s.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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