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.
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.
No, don't you worry; these country jakes won't ever think of that.
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