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jake

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[ jeyk ]
/ dʒeɪk /
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adjective Slang.
satisfactory; OK; fine: Everything's jake with me.
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Origin of jake

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First recorded in 1895–1900; origin uncertain

Other definitions for jake (2 of 3)

jake2
[ jeyk ]
/ dʒeɪk /

noun Slang.
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 jake

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1925–30, Americanism; apparently alteration of Jamaica (ginger)

Other definitions for jake (3 of 3)

Jake
[ jeyk ]
/ dʒeɪk /

noun
a male given name, form of Jacob.
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British Dictionary definitions for jake

jake
/ (dʒeɪk) /

adjective Australian and NZ slang
satisfactory; all right
she's jake everything is under control

Word Origin for jake

probably from the name Jake
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