- 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.
- a straw-stuffed figure of a man; scarecrow; straw man.
- an insignificant person.
- (functioning as singular) another name for spillikins