Jakes

[jeyks]
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British Dictionary definitions for john jakes

jakes

noun
  1. an archaic slang word for lavatory
  2. Southwest English dialect human excrement

Word Origin for jakes

C16: probably from French Jacques James
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Word Origin and History for john jakes

jakes

n.

"a privy," mid-15c., genitive singular of jack (n.).

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