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Jakes

[jeyks] /dʒeɪks/
noun
1.
John, born 1932, U.S. novelist.
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British Dictionary definitions for j. jakes

jakes

/dʒeɪks/
noun
1.
an archaic slang word for lavatory
2.
(Southwest English, dialect) human excrement
Word Origin
C16: probably from French Jacques James
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Word Origin and History for j. jakes

jakes

n.

"a privy," mid-15c., genitive singular of jack (n.).

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