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little Joe

a cast of four in craps.
Origin of little Joe
First recorded in 1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Little Joe

noun phrase

The point four, or four on the dice

[1890+ Crapshooting; a shortening of Little Joe from Kokomo; the relation to four is not patent]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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