jakes

[jeyks]

Origin:
1525–35; < French Jacques, proper name; cf. john

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Jakes

[jeyks]
noun
John, born 1932, U.S. novelist.

jake

2 [jeyk]
noun Slang.
1.
a homemade or bootleg liquor made from or infused with Jamaica ginger, especially during Prohibition in the U.S.
2.
Also called jake leg, jake-leg paralysis. paralysis caused by drinking this or other liquor made with denatured alcohol.

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism; apparently alteration of jamaica (ginger)

Jake

[jeyk]
noun
a male given name, form of Jacob.
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jake (dʒeɪk)
 
adj
1.  satisfactory; all right
2.  she's jake everything is under control
 
[probably from the name Jake]

jakes (dʒeɪks)
 
n
1.  an archaic slang word for lavatory
2.  dialect (Southwest English) human excrement
 
[C16: probably from French Jacques James]

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