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  • (UK) IPA(key): /dʒeɪk/
  • Rhymes: -eɪk


jake (comparative more jake, superlative most jake)

  1. (slang) Adequate; satisfactory; acceptable.


jake (countable and uncountable, plural jakes)

  1. (US) A juvenile male turkey.
  2. (New York, MTE, MLE, slang) police, a federal government officer.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:police officer
  3. (slang) A police officer, a cop (on foot, rather than in a patrol car).
  4. (US, slang, uncountable) Jamaica ginger.
  5. A Discordian prank involving a large number of people sending bizarre letters or parcels to a targeted individual.

Derived terms

  • jake leg


jake (third-person singular simple present jakes, present participle jaking, simple past and past participle jaked)

  1. (transitive) To play a Discordian prank on (somebody), involving a large number of people sending bizarre letters or parcels to that person.

See also

  • jake brake

Middle English



  1. Alternative form of jakke

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