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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