jake leg

noun
\ˈjāk-ˌleg, -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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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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