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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural A latrine; a privy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A privy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A privy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun dated A privy or latrine.
  • noun Plural form of jake.

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

  • noun a small outbuilding with a bench having holes through which a user can defecate

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps from French Jacques, James, Jack; see jack.]

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