noun, (usually used with a plural verb) Chiefly Dialect.
an outdoor privy; outhouse.
a toilet or bedpan.
John, born 1932, U.S. novelist.
a homemade or bootleg liquor made from or infused with Jamaica ginger, especially during Prohibition in the U.S.
Also called jake leg, jake-leg paralysis. paralysis caused by drinking this or other liquor made with denatured alcohol.
a male given name, form of .
an archaic slang word for lavatory
(Southwest English, dialect) human excrement
adjective (Austral & NZ, slang)
satisfactory; all right
she’s jake, everything is under control
“a privy,” mid-15c., genitive singular of jack (n.).
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.
Excellent; very satisfactory; hunky-dory: She said the whole college seemed jake to her
: 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]
/ˈdʒeɪkɪ/ noun 1. (Scot, slang, derogatory) a homeless alcoholic
establisher. (1.) Chief of the twelfth priestly order (1 Chr. 24:12). (2.) A Benjamite (1 Chr. 8:19). (3.) Margin in Matt. 1:11 means Jehoiakim.
- Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease
[yah-kuh b kroits-felt] /ˈyɑ kəb ˈkrɔɪts fɛlt/ noun 1. . Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease Ja·kob-Creutzfeldt disease (yä’kôp-) n. See Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
- Jakob-creutzfeldt syndrome
See mad cow disease.