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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Jacobs, Aletta 1854-1929. Dutch physician who opened the world's first birth control clinic in Amsterdam in 1882.
  • Jacobs, Helen Hull 1908-1997. American tennis player who won the U.S. Open singles title four times (1932-1935) and the Wimbledon singles title in 1936.
  • Jacobs, Jane 1916-2006. American writer whose works, including The Death and Life of Great American Cities (1961), challenge traditional theories and methods of urban planning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. testicles (sometimes spelt Jacob's)
  • proper n. An English patronymic surname derived from Jacob.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English writer of macabre short stories (1863-1943)
  • n. Dutch physician who opened the first birth control clinic in the world in Amsterdam (1854-1929)
  • n. United States writer and critic of urban planning (born in 1916)

Etymologies

Cockney rhyming slang - Jacob's Cream Crackers = knackers (Wiktionary)

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