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

  • adj. Slang Suitable or satisfactory; fine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Adequate; satisfactory; acceptable.
  • n. A juvenile male turkey.


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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  • Wow. Scary.

    June 3, 2009

  • "Jake" wasn't actually on the list of "Pansies," but I put it there because there isn't really a better place for it. Definition:
    "Extract of Jamaica ginger, a patent medicine with a high alcohol content, found favor with a certain class of drinker during Prohibition. Unfortunately, 'jake,' as it was called, contained a neurotoxin that caused its devotees to lose the use of their hands and feet." (Article citation and link in "The Pansies" list description.)

    See also jake-foot, the condition it caused.

    June 3, 2009

  • Uncouth v. fine.

    May 24, 2008

  • Syn for okay as in, "Everything is jake."

    February 3, 2007