plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Word History


perhaps from French Jacques James

First Known Use

1538, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jakes was in 1538

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“Jakes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jakes. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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