/joh’ kohd”/ 1. Code that is overly tense and unmaintainable. “Perl may be a handy program, but if you look at the source, it’s complete joe code.”
2. Badly written, possibly buggy code.
Correspondents wishing to remain anonymous have fingered a particular Joe at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and observed that usage has drifted slightly; the original sobriquet “Joe code” was intended in sense 1.
- Joe citizen
noun a collective term for the general public Word Origin 1932 Usage Note slang
noun 1. a personification of a typical male U.S. college student, especially in the 1930s. noun phrase A young man whose dress and manner betoken the nonacademic aspects of college life: a real Joe College type (1932+)
noun humdinger (1851+)
[dohks] /doʊks/ noun, plural Joe Doakes. Slang. 1. .