jake leg

noun \ ˈjāk-ˌleg , -ˌlāg \

Definition of jake leg

: a paralysis caused by drinking improperly distilled or contaminated liquor

Origin and Etymology of jake leg

jake grain alcohol flavored with an alcoholic extract of ginger


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jake leg

noun \ ˈjā-ˌkleg, -ˌklāg \

medical Definition of jake leg

: a paralysis caused by drinking improperly distilled or contaminated liquor

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