An American spiritual, based on the story of Joshua, the successor of Moses in the Old Testament, who led the Israelites into the Promised Land. It begins:
Joshua fit [fought] the battle of Jericho,
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho,
And the walls came tumbling down.
noun 1. an evergreen tree, Yucca brevifolia, growing in arid or desert regions of the southwestern U.S., having long, twisted branches. noun 1. a treelike desert yucca plant, Yucca brevifolia, of the southwestern US, with sword-shaped leaves and greenish-white flowers
[joh-sahy-uh] /dʒoʊˈsaɪ ə/ noun 1. Also, Douay Bible, Josias [joh-sahy-uh s] /dʒoʊˈsaɪ əs/ (Show IPA). a king of Judah, reigned 640?–609? b.c. II Kings 22. 2. a male given name. /dʒəʊˈsaɪə/ noun 1. died ?609 bc, king of Judah (?640–?609). After the discovery of a book of law (probably Deuteronomy) in the Temple he began […]
[joh-zee, -see] /ˈdʒoʊ zi, -si/ noun 1. a female given name, form of .
[jos-kin] /ˈdʒɒs kɪn/ noun, Chiefly British Slang. 1. a bumpkin. noun Arustic; hick •Still chiefly British [1811+; fr British dialect joss, ”bump,” with wordplay on bumpkin]