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jake 1

adj. Slang
Suitable or satisfactory; fine.

[Origin unknown.]

jake 2

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.]
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1. satisfactory; all right
2. she's jake everything is under control
[probably from the name Jake]
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adj. Slang.
satisfactory; OK; fine.
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