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Recent Examples on the Web The good news about a surplus of jakes in the field is the immature birds are usually pretty easy for hunters to fool. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Spring turkey hunting: Everything you need to know, including season dates, hotspots and the freeze," 26 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of jakes

1538, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jakes

perhaps from French Jacques James

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8 Apr 2021

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“Jakes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jakes. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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