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

  • Chiefly British A latrine; a privy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A privy or latrine.
  • n. Plural form of jake.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A privy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A privy.

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

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


Perhaps from French Jacques, James, Jack; see jack.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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