Scot slang, derogatory a homeless alcoholic

Word Origin for jakey

C20: from jake a tramps' word for a drinker of meths
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Examples from the Web for jakey

Historical Examples of jakey

  • 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

  • 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