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: a sexually immature male wild turkey under two years old


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Example Sentences

Adjective once they hook up the game system, everything will be jake around here
Recent Examples on the Web
The answer to this problem is to slow cook the drumsticks until the meat falls off the bone—anywhere from 90 minutes for a jake to up to four and a half hours for a really old tom—then shred it away from those nasty tendons. Hank Shaw, Outside Online, 1 May 2022 The head jake went over to where Connie and Isaac were. J. M. Holmes, The New Yorker, 10 May 2021 The Gobbstopper combo consists of a jake decoy in quarter strut and a submissive hen decoy in breeding position. Outdoor Life, 11 Mar. 2021 The hunters had placed one jake and two hen decoys in the grass. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 May 2020 The Gobbstopper combo includes a hen and jake duo that’s ready for any situation. Outdoor Life, 13 Mar. 2020 Through a proprietary process that’s apt to see a lot more use in the coming years, Primos developers printed a jake’s photo over a molded foam body and head. Colin Moore, Outdoor Life, 16 Mar. 2020 The forecast is positive with a lot of jakes on the landscape, a product of a bountiful breeding season last year. Matt Wyatt, ExpressNews.com, 26 Mar. 2020 The abundance of jakes can complicate things for hunters. Matt Wyatt, ExpressNews.com, 12 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History



probably from Jake, nickname for Jacob


origin unknown

First Known Use


1979, in the meaning defined above


1914, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jake was in 1914

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Cite this Entry

“Jake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jake. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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