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[joi] /dʒɔɪ/
a female given name. Unabridged
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  • And Roulland your trumpette, wyth Michel thaungel, and many other in his companye, is brought into joye perdurable to heven.

    Historical Parallels, vol 2 of 3) Arthur Thomas Malkin
  • O my swerde whych has ben my comfort and my joye, whych never hurtest persone that myght escape fro deth.

    Historical Parallels, vol 2 of 3) Arthur Thomas Malkin
  • The which Crist of his souveraign mercy and noble pite plese alwey to kepe in al maner of worship and joye.

  • In 1630 we find:—“Item bestowed of the ringers in ayle for joye of the younge Prince xij.”

  • It was at Watou that fat joye used to come into the tent and get me to talk to him about the war.

    At Ypres with Best-Dunkley Thomas Hope Floyd
British Dictionary definitions for joye


a deep feeling or condition of happiness or contentment
something causing such a feeling; a source of happiness
an outward show of pleasure or delight; rejoicing
(Brit, informal) success; satisfaction: I went to the bank for a loan, but got no joy
(intransitive) to feel joy
(transitive) (obsolete) to make joyful; gladden
Word Origin
C13: from Old French joie, from Latin gaudium joy, from gaudēre to be glad
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Word Origin and History for joye



c.1200, "feeling of pleasure and delight;" c.1300, "source of pleasure or happiness," from Old French joie (11c.), from Latin gaudia, plural of gaudium "joy," from gaudere "rejoice," from PIE root *gau- "to rejoice" (cf. Greek gaio "I rejoice," Middle Irish guaire "noble"). Joy-riding is American English, 1908.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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