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Etymology 1[edit]

Proper noun[edit]


  1. An English patronymic surname derived from Jacob.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Cockney rhyming slang - Jacob's Cream Crackers (a brand of crackers) = knackers

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  1. (UK, slang) Testicles (sometimes spelt Jacob's).
    • 2004, Sherna Noah, "Joe's jungle 'experience'", The Birmingham Post, 8 December 2004:
      He has also provided some of the show's funniest moments - when enjoying a bath with Three Degrees star Sheila Ferguson he told her: 'I'm comfortable with anything, love, but you don't want to see my 'Jacobs' hanging out.'
    • 2005 2 July, Mikefule [username], “Re: Nut buster seat”, rec.sport.unicycling, Usenet:
      I used to have a Velo seat, which is pretty similar to the KH in design, and I got rid of it for the same reason. The padding was so deep and spongey that my Jacobs used to float to the top as I rode along.
    • 2008 25 November, Baldoni, “Re: Amazing...”, alt.sports.soccer.manchester.united, Usenet:
      Horseshit every match matters and Alex Ferguson would drag his players out of the club by their Jacobs if they made such a statement.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.