jake

noun
\ ˈjāk How to pronounce jake (audio) \

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

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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 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 Hopefully those jake numbers will translate into hard gobbling 2-year-olds this spring. Brian Lovett, Outdoor Life, 3 Feb. 2020

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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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“Jake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jake. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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