/ (ˈdʒeɪkɪ) /
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Scot slang, derogatory a homeless alcoholic
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Word Origin for jakey
C20: from jake a tramps' word for a drinker of meths
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How to use jakey in a sentence
There was a touching pathos in Jakey's voice as he sang, and it was intensified when he asked, "Doan' you 'member me, honey?"
Amy gave the bride away, and a stranger would never have suspected that she was what Jakey called quar.
In what he recognised as the first round of the opening fight Jakey realised that the Blue Goose had scored.
The said officials, being long accustomed to men of Jakey's stamp, merely remarked, "Damn!"
Jakey thereupon assumed the duties of a defender of the faith, and, being prepared for action, moved immediately upon the enemy.