every Jack has his Jill

every Jack has his Jill

1611 R. COTGRAVE Dict. French & English s.v. Demander, Like will to like; a Iacke lookes for a Gill.

1619 in C. W. Bardsley Curiosities of Puritan Nomenclature (1880) i. The proverb is, each Jacke shall have his Gill.

1670 J. RAY English Proverbs 108 Every Jack must have his Gill... It ought to be written Jyll.

1855 G. J. WHYTE-MELVILLE General Bounce ii. ‘Every Jack has his Gill,’ if he and she can only find each other out at the propitious moment.

1940 H. W. THOMPSON Body, Boots & Britches xix. Every Jack has his Jill; If one won’t, another will.

1986 M. SLUNG More Momilies 47 For every Jack, there is a Jill.

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