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jake 1

 (jāk)
adj. Slang
Suitable or satisfactory; fine.

[Origin unknown.]

jake 2

 (jāk)
n. New England
A firefighter.

[Perhaps from Jake, nickname for Jacob, or from J-key, a portable telegraph key used by firefighters to communicate with the fire station from local telegraph fireboxes.]

jake

(dʒeɪk)
adj
1. satisfactory; all right
2. she's jake everything is under control
[probably from the name Jake]

jake

(dʒeɪk)

adj. Slang.
satisfactory; OK; fine.
[1895–1900]
References in classic literature ?
The boy could see her standing with the doorknob in her hand talking to someone within, no doubt to old Jake Trunnion, her father.
I travelled in the care of a mountain boy, Jake Marpole, one of the `hands' on my father's old farm under the Blue Ridge, who was now going West to work for my grandfather.
Jake bought everything the newsboys offered him: candy, oranges, brass collar buttons, a watch-charm, and for me a `Life of Jesse James,' which I remember as one of the most satisfactory books I have ever read.
Jake nodded at me approvingly and said you were likely to get diseases from foreigners.
Jake got on the front seat with Otto Fuchs, and I rode on the straw in the bottom of the wagon-box, covered up with a buffalo hide.
I tote water for Uncle Jake whenever he wants me to, and any time I ask him he gives me a little something to eat if he can spare it.
In his desire to take guitar lessons he applied to one of his young masters to teach him, but the young man, not having much faith in the ability of the slave to master the guitar at his age, sought to discourage him by telling him: "Uncle Jake, I will give you guitar lessons; but, Jake, I will have to charge you three dollars for the first lesson, two dollars for the second lesson, and one dollar for the third lesson.
Uncle Jake answered: "All right, boss, I hires you on dem terms.
and then I'd open my eyes, and the heat of the cooking range would strike on me, and I'd hear Jake sayin'--he was my husband--I'd hear Jake sayin', "Why ain't you served them beans?
Karen said Jake, who went to nursery at St Andrews, Maghull, was due to start school in September.
As they walk to the berry patch, Jake stops to look at a butterfly on a leaf.
LOS ANGELES -- Body By Jake makes history again today with the US national launch of the first adventure payments application for the battery-powered Dynamics ePlate[TM] credit card device.