jakes

noun
\ ˈjāks How to pronounce jakes (audio) \
plural in form but singular or plural in construction

Definition of jakes

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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23 Aug 2022

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“Jakes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jakes. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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