jake leg

noun
\ ˈjāk-ˌleg How to pronounce jake leg (audio) , -ˌlāg \

Definition of jake leg

: a paralysis caused by drinking improperly distilled or contaminated liquor

First Known Use of jake leg

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jake leg

jake grain alcohol flavored with an alcoholic extract of ginger

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The first known use of jake leg was in 1932

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“Jake leg.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jake%20leg. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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jake leg

noun
\ ˈjā-ˌkleg, -ˌklāg How to pronounce jake leg (audio) \

Medical Definition of jake leg

: a paralysis caused by drinking improperly distilled or contaminated liquor

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