[john-ziz] /ˈdʒoʊn zɪz/
one’s neighbors, friends, business associates, etc.:
Keeping up with the Joneses has put him in debt.
[johnz] /dʒoʊnz/ Slang.
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
an addiction, especially to heroin.
verb (used without object)
To have an intense desire (usually followed by for or on); crave:
I’m jonesing for a toasted onion bagel with lox and cream cheese.
[an-suh n] /ˈæn sən/ (Show IPA), 1798–1858, president of the Republic of Texas.
[key-see] /ˈkeɪ si/ (Show IPA), (John Luther Jones) 1864–1900, U.S. locomotive engineer: folk hero of ballads, stories, and plays.
Chuck (Charles Martin Jones) 1912–2002, U.S. film animator.
Daniel, 1881–1967, English phonetician.
Ernest, 1879–1958, Welsh psychoanalyst.
[luh-roi,, lee-roi] /ləˈrɔɪ,, ˈli rɔɪ/ (Show IPA) original name of .
Henry Arthur, 1851–1929, English dramatist.
[muhm-ferd] /ˈmʌm fərd/ (Show IPA), 1892–1980, U.S. educator and critic.
[in-i-goh] /ˈɪn ɪˌgoʊ/ (Show IPA), 1573–1652, English architect.
John Luther (“Casey”) 1864–1900, legendary U.S. locomotive engineer, raised in Cayce, Ky.
John Paul (John Paul) 1747–92, American naval commander in the Revolutionary War, born in Scotland.
[win-stuh n] /ˈwɪn stən/ (Show IPA), 1791–1848, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1843–45.
Mary Harris (“Mother Jones”) 1830–1930, U.S. labor leader, born in Ireland.
Quincy (Delight) (“Q”) born 1933, U.S. jazz musician, film composer and producer.
Robert Edmond, 1887–1954, U.S. set designer.
[tahyuh r] /taɪər/ (Show IPA), (“Bobby”) 1902–71, U.S. golfer.
Rufus Matthew, 1863–1948, U.S. Quaker, teacher, author, and humanitarian.
Sir William, 1746–94, English jurist, linguist, and Sanskrit scholar.
Daniel. 1881–1967, British phonetician
Daniel. 1912–93, Welsh composer. He wrote nine symphonies and much chamber music
David. 1895–1974, British artist and writer: his literary works, which combine poetry and prose, include In Parenthesis (1937), an account of World War I, and The Anathemata (1952)
Digby (Marritt). Baron. born 1956, British businessman and politician; director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (2000–06); Minister of State for Trade and Investment (2007–08)
Inigo (ˈɪnɪɡəʊ). 1573–1652, English architect and theatrical designer, who introduced Palladianism to England. His buildings include the Banqueting Hall of Whitehall. He also designed the settings for court masques, being the first to use the proscenium arch and movable scenery in England
John Paul, original name John Paul. 1747–92, US naval commander, born in Scotland: noted for his part in the War of American Independence
(Everett) Le Roi (ˈliːrɔɪ), Muslim name Imanu Amìri Baraka. born 1934, US Black poet, dramatist, and political figure
Quincy. born 1933, US composer, arranger, conductor, record producer, and trumpeter, noted esp for his film scores and his collaborations in the recording studio with Michael Jackson
Robert Tyre, known as Bobby Jones. 1902–71, US golfer: won a unique ‘grand slam’ in 1930 of US Open, US Amateur, British Open, and British Amateur championships
surname, literally “John’s (child);” see John. Phrase keep up with the Joneses (1913, American English) is from the title of a comic strip by Arthur R. Momand. The slang sense “intense desire, addiction” (1968) probably arose from earlier use of Jones as a synonym for “heroin,” presumably from the proper name, but the connection, if any, is obscure. Related: Jonesing.
keep up with the joneses
: She’s jonesing for those diamond earrings
johnson, scag jones
[1960s+ Narcotics; origin unknown; perhaps an innocent code word used by addicts and dealers]
[johnz-toun] /ˈdʒoʊnzˌtaʊn/ noun 1. a former settlement in N Guyana, NW of Georgetown: site of agricultural commune of an American religious cult called the People’s Temple; mass suicide and murder 1978.
/jɒŋ/ noun 1. (South African, informal) a friend, often used in direct address
/Dutch ˈjɔŋkɪnt/ noun 1. Johann Barthold (joːˈhɑn ˈbartɔlt). 1819–91, Dutch landscape painter and etcher, working in Paris: best known for his atmospheric seascapes
[jong-gler; French zhawn-glœr] /ˈdʒɒŋ glər; French ʒɔ̃ˈglœr/ noun, plural jongleurs [jong-glerz; French zhawn-glœr] /ˈdʒɒŋ glərz; French ʒɔ̃ˈglœr/ (Show IPA) 1. (in medieval France and Norman England) an itinerant minstrel or entertainer who sang songs, often of his own composition, and told stories. /French ʒɔ̃ɡlœr/ noun 1. (in medieval France) an itinerant minstrel n. “wandering minstrel,” […]