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Joey



[joh-ee] /ˈdʒoʊ i/

noun, plural joeys. Australian.
1.
any young animal, especially a kangaroo.
2.
a young child.
[joh-ee] /ˈdʒoʊ i/
noun, plural joeys. British Slang.
1.
a threepenny piece.
2.
(formerly) a fourpenny piece.
[joh-ee] /ˈdʒoʊ i/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of or .
[joh-ee] /ˈdʒoʊ i/
noun, plural Joeys.
1.
a clown, especially in the circus or pantomime and puppet theater.
/ˈdʒəʊɪ/
noun (Austral, informal)
1.
a young kangaroo or possum
2.
a young animal or child
n.

“young kangaroo,” 1839, sometimes said to be from a native Australian word joè, but more recently often said to be of unknown origin. Perhaps an extended use of Joey, the familiar form of the male proper name Joseph, for which Partridge lists many common or coarse meanings in 20c. Australian slang. Farmer & Henley (“Slang and Its Analogues”) quote an 1887 article on “Australian Colloquialisms”:

JOEY is a familiar name for anything young or small, and is applied indifferently to a puppy, or a kitten, or a child, while a WOOD-AND-WATER-JOEY is a hanger about hotels and a doer of odd jobs.

noun

A clown

[1896+; fr the nickname of Joseph Grimaldi, famous early 1800s British clown and pantomimist]

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