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Joe Sixpack

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

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Joe Schmo

noun phrase

An undistinguished and unfortunate person

[1960s+; fr schmo, a Yiddish or quasi-Yiddish word meaning ''unfortunate person, schlemiel'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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