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Definition of "jakes" []

  • Chiefly British A latrine; a privy. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "jakes" in a sentence
  • "In the beginning of his pamphlet, Harington contends that the slang jakes refers to the Greek Captain Ajax, who upon his suicide morphed into grass."
  • "Hunters can now target beardless turkeys -- hens or juvenile males called jakes -- into the late hunting season, so long as the landowner grants permission."
  • "We know, from preliminary data analyses of three years of our four-year gobbler study, hunters select the older 'long-beards' over juveniles, or 'jakes', and the two-year-old age class, in particular, are the most vocal, and most readily come to a hunter's call."