Example sentences for: jakes

How can you use “jakes” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Its exact origin is unascertained, but it is likely to have been a variant of jakes (with the indefinite article preceding it).

  • A few examples follow: dipper duck for the pied-billed grebe; jakes for young male turkeys (their elders are toms); loopwood or witch hobble for the hobblebush ( Viburnum alnifolium ) because the stems bend over and grow roots at the tips creating a loop that can abruptly trip a hiker in snowy woods; pippin , not for the apple, but for the tangy, red berry of wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens); pugger for ferret; quong-queedle for the bobolink; rain crow for the cuckoo, often heard before rain; scoke (or skoke ) for pokeweed ( Phytolacca americana ) of Massachusett Indian origin; skipper for a young deer; and finally an imaginative one, whippoorwill shoes for the lady's slipper orchid (Cypripedium acaule) .

  • It is slang for chamberpot and, like jakes , could be the familiar variant of a proper name ( Jeremiah or Jeremy ).

  • Shakespeare uses jakes confidently in King Lear (c. 1605):

  • Jakes, who presides over a Dallas-based empire of books, tapes, and TV shows, wants to "heal" not just homosexuals, but all "men who are feminine in their mannerisms."


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