\ ˈjāk How to pronounce jake (audio) \

Definition of jake

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: a sexually immature male wild turkey under two years old

Definition of jake (Entry 2 of 2)


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Synonyms & Antonyms for jake

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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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 The hunters had placed one jake and two hen decoys in the grass. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Tale of a pompadoured tom emerges from Wisconsin turkey fields," 16 May 2020 The Gobbstopper combo includes a hen and jake duo that’s ready for any situation. Outdoor Life, "Ultra-Realistic Turkey Decoys for Your Next Outing," 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, "15 Best Pieces of New Turkey Gear for 2020," 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, "Fishing, hunting, hiking serve as therapeutic, safe activities during coronavirus outbreak," 26 Mar. 2020 The abundance of jakes can complicate things for hunters. Matt Wyatt, ExpressNews.com, "Spring turkey outlook: Prime conditions mean thriving jakes," 12 Mar. 2020 Hopefully those jake numbers will translate into hard gobbling 2-year-olds this spring. Brian Lovett, Outdoor Life, "The 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting State-by-State Forecast," 3 Feb. 2020 Hunting gear currently available for rent includes a pop-up blind, layout blind, duck decoy set of 14 birds and a jake/hen turkey decoy combination. USA TODAY, "More pigeon hats, cushion cash, Chaka Khan: News from around our 50 states," 20 Jan. 2020 Photo: jake roth/Reuters Los Angeles Chargers offensive tackle Russell Okung raises a fist before a preseason game. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, "The History of NFL Player Protests During the National Anthem," 9 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of jake


1979, in the meaning defined above


1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jake


probably from Jake, nickname for Jacob


origin unknown

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“Jake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jake. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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