jake

noun
\ˈjāk \

Definition of jake 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a sexually immature male wild turkey under two years old

jake

adjective

Definition of jake (Entry 2 of 2)

slang

Examples of jake in a Sentence

Adjective

once they hook up the game system, everything will be jake around here

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

In addition, the number of jakes (1-year-old males) in the harvest fell by 42%, indicating a decline in recruitment and a likely dip in the statewide turkey population. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin spring turkey harvest drops 10%," 2 June 2018 The only thing that’s not quiet about my neighborhood is the jake brakes from the trucks. Shawn R. Beals, Courant Community, "Isolated Middletown Neighborhood Sees Hope In Route 9 Plans," 25 May 2018 The bird, a jake, then proceeded north to the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame display. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Conference provides snapshot of Midwest fish and wildlife issues," 3 Feb. 2018 Once, when a basketball coach had forgotten a boy at the far end of the bench, jake walked over to him--like a man--and reminded him the boy had not played. Southern Living, "Southern Journal: Stepfather's Day," 13 May 2011 That makes sense, since young jake turkeys tend to leave their families and stake out their own territories in the springtime, according to Bobbi Carpenter, a master’s student who studies turkeys at the University of Florida. Julie Beck, The Atlantic, "The Life and Times of Whittaker, the Turkey That Stood in Traffic," 2 Aug. 2017 Once, when a basketball coach had forgotten a boy at the far end of the bench, jake walked over to him--like a man--and reminded him the boy had not played. Southern Living, "Southern Journal: Stepfather's Day," 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of jake

Noun

1979, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jake

Noun

probably from Jake, nickname for Jacob

Adjective

origin unknown

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