noun (usually used with a plural verb) Chiefly Dialect.
- jakob-creutzfeldt disease,
- jakob-creutzfeldt syndrome,
- jakobson, roman
Origin of jakes
Origin of jake2
Examples from the Web for jakes
Jakes is not alone in believing that your family must stay your family no matter how hurtful or dysfunctional they may be.Should You Divorce Your Family After the Holidays?|Keli Goff|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jakes says he believes in the axiom that the act of forgiveness is not really a gift to others as much as it is a gift to oneself.
Jakes has spoken about the issue so much that he decided a full-length book on the art of forgiveness was required.
Jakes says he shared a short but unique bond with Houston that developed on the set of Sparkle late last year.
"I've made a few good friends over the years," says Jakes with a laugh on the phone from his Texas home.
Come down at once, and put a bar across, because Jakes must have his supper.
Then followed the story of Mrs. Jakes, with all its horror, all the greater from the obscurity of the details.By What Authority?|Robert Hugh Benson
Sergeant Jakes, with his stiff stock on, might be preached at for ever, without fetching a blink.
By Gosh, that Jakes sure is ole, fer hes been er luggin round these parts with one foot half-buried fer the last ten years.The Liberty Girl|Rena I. Halsey
Now you can't imagine Miss Jakes bending; she'd have to stoop.'Franklin Kane|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Word Origin for jakes
adjective Australian and NZ slang
Word Origin for jake
"a privy," mid-15c., genitive singular of jack (n.).
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.