jake’s


noun Slang.

  1. a homemade or bootleg liquor made from or infused with Jamaica ginger, especially during Prohibition in the U.S.
  2. Also called jake leg, jake-leg paralysis. paralysis caused by drinking this or other liquor made with denatured alcohol.

noun

  1. a male given name, form of Jacob.

adjective Australian and NZ slang

  1. satisfactory; all right
  2. she’s jake everything is under control

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.

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