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(Scot, slang, derogatory) a homeless alcoholic
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C20: from jake a tramps' word for a drinker of meths
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  • The poor young chap wrung his hands, and says he: "I've killed her, jakey, I've killed her—and she so cam."

  • 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 (
  • It wasnt jakey but the boy behind him, Sam, that I was glaring at, as you said.

    Betty Lee, Freshman David Goodger (
  • Say, Betty, did you see jakey Bechstein take some of your papers off your desk at the test?

    Betty Lee, Freshman David Goodger (
  • jakey paused, gazing earnestly at the retreating figure of the miner.

    Blue Goose Frank Lewis Nason
  • jakey” was the typical fireman; he was the brutal hero of a vulgar play, and the ideal of nineteen youths out of twenty.

    Memoirs Charles Godfrey Leland
  • She must guess something from jakey's note to the Colonel, he thought.

    The Cromptons Mary J. Holmes
  • jakey Bechstein was out of school for several days, but came back as lively as ever and making good recitations.

    Betty Lee, Freshman David Goodger (
  • 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

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