Jake



[jeyk] /dʒeɪk/

adjective, Slang.
1.
satisfactory; OK; fine:
Everything’s jake with me.
[jeyk] /dʒeɪk/
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.
[jeyk] /dʒeɪk/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of .
/dʒeɪk/
adjective (Austral & NZ, slang)
1.
satisfactory; all right
2.
she’s jake, everything is under control

colloquial or familiar abbreviation of the masc. proper name Jacob (q.v.). As the typical name of a rustic lout, from 1854. (Jakey still is the typical name for “an Amishman” among the non-Amish of Pennsylvania Dutch country). Slang meaning “excellent, fine” is from 1914, American English, of unknown origin.

adjective

Excellent; very satisfactory; hunky-dory: She said the whole college seemed jake to her

adverb

: You never can tell on a day like this, things could be goin’ jake one minute, then presto, before you know it you’re history

[1914+ Underworld; origin unknown]

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