- Scot slang, derogatory a homeless alcoholic
C20: from jake a tramps' word for a drinker of meths
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Examples from the Web for jakey
It was Jakey who did this deed of kindness, and says he: "What's the matter with you, my covey?"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 2
Robert H. Newell
Yes, it was Jakey who sat behind her, though it was unusual to see him there.
It wasnt Jakey but the boy behind him, Sam, that I was glaring at, as you said.
Jakey paused, gazing earnestly at the retreating figure of the miner.Blue Goose
Frank Lewis Nason
She must guess something from Jakey's note to the Colonel, he thought.The Cromptons
Mary J. Holmes