Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.

Joe Sixpack

or Joe Six-pack

[siks-pak] /ˈsɪks pæk/
Slang. the average or typical blue-collar man.
Origin of Joe Sixpack
An Americanism dating back to 1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for joe six-pack

Joe Six-Pack

(US, slang) an average or typical man
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Contemporary definitions for joe six-pack

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's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014, LLC
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for joe six-pack

Joe Six-pack

noun phrase

An ordinary American male; joe, joe average, joe blow: Do you think that Joe Sixpack in Illinois cares?/ a sleazy bar where go-go girls perform for goggle-eyed Joe Six-packs

[fr the six-bottle or -can packets of beer these men typically consume]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source
Idioms and Phrases with joe six-pack

Joe Six-pack

A lower-middle-class male. For example, I don't think opera will appeal to Joe Six-pack; he'd prefer a rock concert. This disparaging term, first recorded in 1977, conjures up the image of a man in undershirt and construction helmet who will down all of a six-pack (six cans or bottles of beer sold in a package) in an evening.
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for joe six-pack

Difficulty index for Joe Sixpack

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for joe

Scrabble Words With Friends