- satisfactory; OK; fine: Everything's jake with me.
Origin of jake1
- 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.
Origin of jake2
- a male given name, form of Jacob.
Related Words for jakebumpkin, lout, buffoon, clodhopper, boor, hillbilly, hayseed, yokel, hick, dolt, rube, oaf, bucolic, hind, blockhead, yahoo, gawk, chuff, rustic, peasant
Examples from the Web for jake
Contemporary Examples of jake
And The Sun Also Rises has Jake sexting Brett a picture of his war-damaged member.What Would Jane Eyre Sext?
December 23, 2014
This was supposed to be an End of Watch reunion, with Jake Gyllenhaal playing one of the princes.Anna Kendrick on Feminism, #GamerGate, and the Celebrity Hacking Attack
November 25, 2014
In 2010, Jake Holmes sued over “Dazed and Confused,” claiming it bore a strong resemblance to his own song of the same name.‘No Stairway, Denied!’ Led Zeppelin Lawsuit Winds on Down the Road
October 22, 2014
I have cast the person out of my life who told me who Jake Ballard killed before I had a chance to watch the episode.Wait, We Actually LIKE Spoilers!?
October 16, 2014
But the idea that Jake would even just realize he likes Amy was not just the act of telling a girl that he likes her.Imagine Andy Samberg as Your Best Man
September 29, 2014
Historical Examples of jake
You go to him, Jake, or wait till he sends for you, an' you'll find out all about it.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Jake drew his revolver and fired, but the only effect was fully to alarm her.
Jake now heard on all sides that the Coyotes were getting worse.
Jake cared little about the loss, but was filled with indignation against the thief.
It was grey, and it looked like this: and even Jake knew that that meant Coyote.
- satisfactory; all right
- she's jake everything is under control
Word Origin for jake
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.