\ ˈjāks How to pronounce jakes (audio) \

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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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“Jakes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jakes. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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