noun, plural joes. Scot.
beloved one; darling; sweetheart.
(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 .
(Austral, informal) the joes, a fit of depression
noun (pl) joes
a Scot word for sweetheart
noun (sometimes not capital) (slang)
(US & Canadian) a man or fellow
(US) a GI; soldier
Scottish form of joy, attested from 1520s as a term of endearment.
“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.
Informed; aware; hep (1940s+ Underworld)
: Let me Joe you to that racket (1940s+ Underworld)
good joe, holy joe, little joe, old joe, sloppy joe
- Joe sad
noun phrase An unpopular person (1934+ Black)
- Joe schmo
noun the hypothetical average or ordinary person Word Origin 1947; alternation of schmuck Usage Note slang; pl. Schmoes noun phrase An undistinguished and unfortunate person [1960s+; fr schmo, a Yiddish or quasi-Yiddish word meaning ”unfortunate person, schlemiel”]
- Joe shit the ragman
noun phrase (Variations: Snuffy or Tentpeg may replace Shit the Ragman) An ordinary soldier; buck private, gi (1970s+ Army)
[siks-pak] /ˈsɪks pæk/ noun 1. Slang. the average or typical blue-collar man. noun a lower-middle-class or blue-collar male; also written [Joe Six-Pack] Word Origin from average ‘Joe’ watching TV with a six-pack of beer Usage Note derogatory slang