A toilet, especially an outdoor one.
More example sentences
- A jakes, of course, was the Elizabethan word for a mouldy toilet.
- 1 T. D. jakes is a leader in Black American Pentecostalism who is seen and heard by millions of people.
- Nothing fancy, just a long drop, probably leading to a cistern that served several other jakes, but it was a luxury here.
mid 16th century: perhaps from the given name Jacques, or as the genitive of the pet name Jack (see jack1).
Definition of jakes in:
- The US English dictionary