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[keyd] /keɪd/
Jack, died 1450, English rebel during the reign of Henry VI, based in Kent. Unabridged
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  • A jack cade had started up, whose laws were to be administered at the point of the bayonet.

    Canada and the Canadians, Vol. 2 Richard Henry Bonnycastle
  • It was the headquarters of jack cade, as has already been related in chapter vi.

    South London Sir Walter Besant
  • Here it was that jack cade established his headquarters, July 1, 1450.

  • jack cade led up his famishing thousands to lay their sufferings before the throne.

  • The rebellion of jack cade in 1450 was suppressed, only to be succeeded by more serious trouble.

  • The great jack cade, after swaying thousands of people, at last fell into the hands of a very simple clown.

  • The action is interrupted and lightened by the cheat of Simpcox and by the rebellion of jack cade.

    William Shakespeare John Masefield
  • I have read also of jack cade, and how he drew the multitudes after him, crying aloud for justice or death.

    For Faith and Freedom Walter Besant
  • Perhaps this is why jack cade selected it in 1450 for his headquarters.

    Old Country Inns of England Henry P. Maskell
  • jack cade says, “The three-hooped pot shall have ten hoops, and I will make it felony to drink small beer!”

    Curiosities of Medical Experience J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
British Dictionary definitions for jack cade


a juniper tree, Juniperus oxycedrus of the Mediterranean region, the wood of which yields an oily brown liquid (oil of cade) used to treat skin ailments
Word Origin
C16: via Old French from Old Provençal, from Medieval Latin catanus


(of a young animal) left by its mother and reared by humans, usually as a pet
Word Origin
C15: of unknown origin


Jack. died 1450, English leader of the Kentish rebellion against the misgovernment of Henry VI (1450)
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Word Origin and History for jack cade



"pet, tame," mid-15c., used in reference to young animals abandoned by their mothers and brought up by hand; of unknown origin.

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