jakes


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jakes

 (jāks)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) Chiefly British
A latrine; a privy.

[Perhaps from French Jacques, James, Jack; see jack.]

jakes

(dʒeɪks)
n
1. an archaic slang word for lavatory
2. dialect Southwest English human excrement
[C16: probably from French Jacques James]

jakes

(dʒeɪks)

n. (usu. with a sing. v.) Chiefly Dial.
1. a privy; outhouse.
2. a toilet.
[1525–35; < French Jacques, proper name; compare john]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jakes - a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecatejakes - a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate
outbuilding - a building that is subordinate to and separate from a main building
Translations

jakes

(o.f.) [dʒeɪks] Nmeadero m
References in classic literature ?
My carter, whose name was Jakes, often said it was more than I ought to take, but the other always overruled him.
If doing his best won't get this load up he must do something more than his best; that's all I know, ma'am," said Jakes.
Well, well," said Jakes, with a short laugh, "anything to please a lady, of course.
That was a real lady, I'll be bound for it," said Jakes to himself; "she spoke just as polite as if I was a gentleman, and I'll try her plan, uphill, at any rate;" and I must do him the justice to say that he let my rein out several holes, and going uphill after that, he always gave me my head; but the heavy loads went on.
No, don't you worry; these country jakes won't ever think of that.
whereas the truth-finder, having raked out that jakes, his own mind, and being there capable of tracing no ray of divinity, nor anything virtuous or good, or lovely, or loving, very fairly, honestly, and logically concludes that no such things exist in the whole creation.
A full chapter from Cora Jakes Coleman's book "Faith It" provides an opportunity to examine practical and parallel challenges for moving beyond spiritual paralysis to free you from feelings of failure to step into life on a new level.
Katie, who was blinded in one eye and left with severe burns to her face and throat when sulphuric acid was thrown in her face in March 2008, said: "I was so sorry to hear that Kate Jakes lost her battle for life last week.
Editor's note: Jakes did, in fact, tell our reporter that he watches a comedy "every night.
Miss Jakes said: "My father, James Wheat, died just last year aged 87, he was a wonderful man and I adored him.
Jakes often quoted Walter Benjamin's 7th thesis on the Philosophy of History, in this respect: "There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism" (Benjamin, Illuminations 258).