(sometimes lowercase) Informal. fellow; guy:
the average Joe who works for a living.
Informal. a personification of a typical, often unprepossessing representative of an occupation, personality trait, state of being, etc., that is expressed, sometimes metonymically, as a mock surname:
Joe Lunchbucket working hard at some factory and paying his taxes year after year; political con artists relying on the gullibility of Joe Schmo.
a male given name, form of .
noun, plural joes. Scot.
beloved one; darling; sweetheart.
[mon-tan-uh] /mɒnˈtæn ə/
Joseph, Jr (“Joe”) born 1956, U.S. football player.
a state in the NW United States. 147,138 sq. mi. (381,085 sq. km).
Abbreviation: MT (for use with zip code), Mont.
Alvan, 1804–87, and his son Alvan Graham, 1832–97, U.S. astronomers and telescope-lens manufacturers.
[champ] /tʃæmp/ (Show IPA), (James Beauchamp) 1850–1921, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1911–19.
(Charles) Joseph (“Joe”) born 1939, Canadian political leader: prime minister 1979–80.
George Rogers, 1752–1818, U.S. soldier.
[beyts] /beɪts/ (Show IPA), 1847–1938, U.S. economist and educator.
Kenneth B(ancroft) 1914–2005, U.S. psychologist and educator, born in the Panama Canal Zone.
Sir Kenneth McKenzie, Baron Clark of Saltwood [sawlt-woo d] /ˈsɔltˌwʊd/ (Show IPA), 1903–83, English art historian.
Mark Wayne, 1896–1984, U.S. general.
Thomas Campbell (“Tom”) 1899–1977, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1949–67.
Walter Van Tilburg
[van til-berg] /væn ˈtɪl bərg/ (Show IPA), 1909–71, U.S. author.
William, 1770–1838, U.S. soldier and explorer (brother of George R. Clark): on expedition with Meriwether Lewis 1804–06.
a male given name: a surname, ultimately derived from clerk.
[duh-mah-jee-oh, -maj-ee-oh] /dəˈmɑ dʒiˌoʊ, -ˈmædʒ iˌoʊ/
Joseph Paul (“Joe”; “Joltin’ Joe”) 1914–1999, U.S. baseball player.
[frey-zher] /ˈfreɪ ʒər/
E(dward) Franklin, 1894–1962, U.S. sociologist.
Joseph William (“Joe”; “Smokin’ Joe”) 1944–2011, U.S. boxer.
noun (sometimes not capital) (slang)
(US & Canadian) a man or fellow
(US) a GI; soldier
Helen. born 1950, New Zealand Labour politician; prime minister (1999–2008); administrator of the United Nations Development Programme from 2009
James, known as Jim. 1936–68, Scottish racing driver; World Champion (1963, 1965)
Kenneth, Baron Clark of Saltwood. 1903–83, English art historian: his books include Civilization (1969), which he first presented as a television series
William. 1770–1838, US explorer and frontiersman: best known for his expedition to the Pacific Northwest (1804–06) with Meriwether Lewis
Joe. 1914–99, US baseball player
Joe. 1944–2011, US boxer: won the world heavyweight title in 1970 and was the first to beat Muhammad Ali professionally (1971)
noun (pl) joes
a Scot word for sweetheart
a state of the western US: consists of the Great Plains in the east and the Rocky Mountains in the west. Capital: Helena. Pop: 917 621 (2003 est). Area: 377 070 sq km (145 587 sq miles) Abbreviation Mont, (with zip code) MT
Joe. born 1958, American football quarterback
“coffee,” by 1941, perhaps late 1930s, of unknown origin. Meaning “generic fellow, man” is from 1846, from the pet-form of Joseph (q.v.). Joe college “typical college man” is from 1932. Joe Blow “average fellow” is U.S. military slang, first recorded 1941.
surname, from common Middle English alternative spelling of clerk (n.). In many early cases it is used of men who had taken minor orders.
U.S. state, from Latinized form of Spanish montaña “mountain,” from Latin mont-, stem of mons (see mountain). Proposed 1864 by U.S. Rep. James H. Ashley of Ohio when it was created as a territory from Nebraska Territory, in reference to the Rocky Mountains, which however traverse only one end of it. Admitted as a state 1889. Related: Montanan.
Scottish form of joy, attested from 1520s as a term of endearment.
State in the northwestern United States, lying partly in the Rocky Mountains, bordered by British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, Canada, to the north; North Dakota and South Dakota to the east; Wyoming to the south; and Idaho to the west. Its capital is Helena, and its largest city is Billings.
Informed; aware; hep (1940s+ Underworld)
: Let me Joe you to that racket (1940s+ Underworld)
good joe, holy joe, little joe, old joe, sloppy joe
A computer account whose user name and password are the same. Joes are considered harmful, as are any passwords which are easy to guess.
- Joe average
noun phrase The ordinary or typical citizen: For Joe Average, the game simply doesn’t exist (1990s+)
- Joe beige
noun phrase A bland, colorless person: I don’t find you very interesting. ”Joe Beige” (1980s+)
- Joe blake
noun (Austral) 1. (rhyming slang) a snake 2. the Joe Blakes, the DT’s
- Joe bloggs
/blɒɡz/ noun 1. (Brit, slang) an average or typical man US, Canadian, and Austral equivalent Joe Blow See also Joe Six-Pack