Definition of jakey in English:

jakey

(also jakie)

noun

Glasgow, Scottish
slang, derogatory
  • A homeless person or tramp, especially one who habitually drinks large quantities of cheap, strong alcohol.

Origin

1980s. Probably from jake + -y. A suggested origin as a specific use of Scots jaikie jackdaw seems less likely given the emphasis on alcohol in the recorded uses.

Pronunciation

jakey

/ˈdʒeɪki/