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jakey

/ˈdʒeɪkɪ/
noun
1.
(Scot, slang, derogatory) a homeless alcoholic
Word Origin
C20: from jake a tramps' word for a drinker of meths
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  • It was jakey who did this deed of kindness, and says he: "What's the matter with you, my covey?"

  • Yes, it was jakey who sat behind her, though it was unusual to see him there.

    Betty Lee, Freshman

    David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • It wasnt jakey but the boy behind him, Sam, that I was glaring at, as you said.

    Betty Lee, Freshman

    David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • jakey paused, gazing earnestly at the retreating figure of the miner.

    Blue Goose Frank Lewis Nason
  • She must guess something from jakey's note to the Colonel, he thought.

    The Cromptons Mary J. Holmes
  • He only said he knew jakey, and was going to take her to him, and they were soon on their way.

    The Cromptons Mary J. Holmes
  • It was sure that jakey was to follow them soon and spend as much time with them as he pleased.

    The Cromptons Mary J. Holmes
  • I didn't think so when I heard jakey's story, and saw where his wife lived and died.

    The Cromptons Mary J. Holmes
  • The said officials, being long accustomed to men of jakey's stamp, merely remarked, "Damn!"

    Blue Goose Frank Lewis Nason
  • In what he recognised as the first round of the opening fight jakey realised that the Blue Goose had scored.

    Blue Goose Frank Lewis Nason

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