New England affectionate slang for Firefighter. This word was first used as a reference to firemen in the early 20th century in the Greater Boston area, and it's origins are recognized as officially unknown by several authors. While it is now a widely accepted term in the fire service, it is almost exclusively used in New England, and almost exclusively used to bestow great praise and the highest levels of respect. To be called a "Good Jake" is the highest form of praise a Boston area firefighter can possibly receive from a peer.

The term "Jake" is most probably derived from the term "J-Key". The first street-corner fire alarm box system was invented and constructed in the city of Boston, and was based on a telegraph system, novel in its day. Inside each box, next to the automatic alarm mechanism that tripped when someone pulled the hook, there was a small telegraph tapper, called a telegraph key, that firemen could use to communicate back to headquarters once they arrived on scene. As time passed, many World War One veterans had become Boston firefighters, and the telegraphs that these men were familiar with were the U.S. Army issue J-3 portable telegraph key (known as the WWI "trench key"), as well as other military J-Series telegraph keys, which were all known commonly as "J-Keys". These veterans probably used this as a common slang for the keys they used inside their fire alarm boxes.

Being a "Good J-Key" probably meant a fireman who was cool under the pressure and could send clear morse code. "J-Key" was eventually shortened to "Jake", and when spread to the public, "Jake" came to be a common term for firemen in general.
My neighbor is a Boston Jake.

That guy from Ladder 29 will always be there when the going gets tough. He's a Good Jake.
by L2Jake October 21, 2005
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an amazing guy that is really funny and really adorable that you cant help but love .
wow, i really want a jake (:
by kaylan March 13, 2008
A extremely long penis of at least fourteen inches.
She told me she wanted it, so I just whipped out Jake and waxed dat azz!
by Knowledge Doctor May 05, 2008
Jake is the cutest boy you'll ever meet, or look at, he has great taste in music and has the most amazing hair ever, he's the best friend you'll never meet, he is loveable and caring, if somethings wrong he'll try to make everything better
I love you Jake <3
That boy is so cute. . .

Well he should be, he's a Jake.
by Breathe Carolina April 27, 2009
the police.
we was riden down the street and the jakes pulled us over.
by xtended klip aka lil logan August 15, 2002
A super hot, funny, compassionate, sweet, adorable guy (MAN). He always has a hot girlfriend and is really strong. His smile is contagious.
hot chick #1: I would kill myself if only I could see Jake's large, gigantic, masculine penis once before I died.

hot chick #2-200988340983409384098304983: YES!!! WE ALL WOULD!
by DUde 1093u04984 April 21, 2008
a being of extreme sexual nature. often refered to as a scientific breakthrough because no one can stare at him longer that 2 seconds without craping their pants on a count of his astonishing beauty.
"i dare you to stare at jake for 3 seconds"
"no problem!"
"1....2.... GOD DAMNIT!!!!"
by manbearpig69 April 12, 2008
(N.) The most amazing guy anyone will ever meet. He's caring, sweet, compassionate, stunning, trustworthy, breathtaking, and the only guy that can completely sweep a girl off her feet. The one boy on the planet that knows how to treat a girl right and keep her smiling twenty four hours a day, three hundred sixty-five days a year. He's perfect from head to toe and there's no combination of words that could actually express how incredible he is. I love you baby<3
My boyfriend's name is Jake and he is the love of my life. There's no one that could ever replace him or love me the way he does.
by chanel saiid November 14, 2009

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