jake

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Adjective[edit]

jake (comparative more jake, superlative most jake)

  1. (slang) Adequate; satisfactory; acceptable.
    • 1939, Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep, Penguin 2011, p. 126:
      ‘What do you care? Just keep your nose clean and everything will be jake.’

Noun[edit]

jake (plural jakes)

  1. (US) A juvenile male turkey.
    • 1998, Jerome B Robinson, In the Turkey Woods
      The spring turkey woods are occupied by roaming bands of jakes — year-old males with strong mating urges but inferior body size.