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jake leg

noun \ˈjāk-ˌleg, -ˌlāg\

Definition of JAKE LEG

:  a paralysis caused by drinking improperly distilled or contaminated liquor
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Origin of JAKE LEG

jake grain alcohol flavored with an alcoholic extract of ginger
First Known Use: 1932
Medical Dictionary

jake leg

noun \ˈjā-ˌkleg, -ˌklāg\

Medical Definition of JAKE LEG

:  a paralysis caused by drinking improperly distilled or contaminated liquor

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