Joneses



[john-ziz] /ˈdʒoʊn zɪz/

plural noun
1.
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)
1.
.
2.
an addiction, especially to heroin.
verb (used without object)
3.
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.
[johnz] /dʒoʊnz/
noun
1.
Anson
[an-suh n] /ˈæn sən/ (Show IPA), 1798–1858, president of the Republic of Texas.
2.
Casey
[key-see] /ˈkeɪ si/ (Show IPA), (John Luther Jones) 1864–1900, U.S. locomotive engineer: folk hero of ballads, stories, and plays.
3.
Chuck (Charles Martin Jones) 1912–2002, U.S. film animator.
4.
Daniel, 1881–1967, English phonetician.
5.
Ernest, 1879–1958, Welsh psychoanalyst.
6.
(Everett) LeRoi
[luh-roi,, lee-roi] /ləˈrɔɪ,, ˈli rɔɪ/ (Show IPA) original name of .
7.
Henry Arthur, 1851–1929, English dramatist.
8.
Howard Mumford
[muhm-ferd] /ˈmʌm fərd/ (Show IPA), 1892–1980, U.S. educator and critic.
9.
Inigo
[in-i-goh] /ˈɪn ɪˌgoʊ/ (Show IPA), 1573–1652, English architect.
10.
John Luther (“Casey”) 1864–1900, legendary U.S. locomotive engineer, raised in Cayce, Ky.
11.
John Paul (John Paul) 1747–92, American naval commander in the Revolutionary War, born in Scotland.
12.
John Winston
[win-stuh n] /ˈwɪn stən/ (Show IPA), 1791–1848, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1843–45.
13.
Mary Harris (“Mother Jones”) 1830–1930, U.S. labor leader, born in Ireland.
14.
Quincy (Delight) (“Q”) born 1933, U.S. jazz musician, film composer and producer.
15.
Robert Edmond, 1887–1954, U.S. set designer.
16.
Robert Tyre
[tahyuh r] /taɪər/ (Show IPA), (“Bobby”) 1902–71, U.S. golfer.
17.
Rufus Matthew, 1863–1948, U.S. Quaker, teacher, author, and humanitarian.
18.
Sir William, 1746–94, English jurist, linguist, and Sanskrit scholar.
/dʒəʊnz/
noun
1.
Daniel. 1881–1967, British phonetician
2.
Daniel. 1912–93, Welsh composer. He wrote nine symphonies and much chamber music
3.
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)
4.
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)
5.
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
6.
John Paul, original name John Paul. 1747–92, US naval commander, born in Scotland: noted for his part in the War of American Independence
7.
(Everett) Le Roi (ˈliːrɔɪ), Muslim name Imanu Amìri Baraka. born 1934, US Black poet, dramatist, and political figure
8.
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
9.
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.

jones (jōnz)
n.

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keep up with the joneses

noun

verb

: She’s jonesing for those diamond earrings

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[1960s+ Narcotics; origin unknown; perhaps an innocent code word used by addicts and dealers]
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