Joes



[joh] /dʒoʊ/

noun, plural joes. Scot.
1.
beloved one; darling; sweetheart.
[joh] /dʒoʊ/
noun, Scot.
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[joh] /dʒoʊ/
noun, Slang.
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[joh] /dʒoʊ/
noun
1.
(sometimes lowercase) Informal. fellow; guy:
the average Joe who works for a living.
2.
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.
3.
a male given name, form of .
/dʒəʊz/
plural noun
1.
(Austral, informal) the joes, a fit of depression
/dʒəʊ/
noun (pl) joes
1.
a Scot word for sweetheart
abbreviation
1.
Jordan
/dʒəʊ/
noun (sometimes not capital) (slang)
1.
(US & Canadian) a man or fellow
2.
(US) a GI; soldier

Scottish form of joy, attested from 1520s as a term of endearment.
n.

“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.

adjective

Informed; aware; hep (1940s+ Underworld)

noun

verb

: Let me Joe you to that racket (1940s+ Underworld)

Related Terms

good joe, holy joe, little joe, old joe, sloppy joe

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