One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjectiveNorth American, Australian, NZ
predicative All right; satisfactory.‘everything was jake again’
mediocre, second-rate, uninspired, undistinguished, ordinary, commonplace, middle-of-the-road, mainstream, unexceptional, unexciting, unremarkable, unmemorable, indifferent, humdrum, nothing special, everyday, bland, run-of-the-mill, not very good, pedestrian, prosaic, lacklustre, forgettable, amateur, amateurishView synonyms
- ‘That way everything will be jake between us again, and we can get back to our daily activities.’
- ‘I suppose I am hoping you will say that yes, you had some trouble with your memory but it's all just jake now and not to worry.’
Early 20th century: of unknown origin.
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