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Darby and Joan

noun

  1. a happily married elderly couple who lead a placid, uneventful life.


Darby and Joan

/ ˈdɑːbɪ /

noun

  1. an ideal elderly married couple living in domestic harmony
  2. Darby and Joan Club
    Darby and Joan Club a club for elderly people


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Darby and Joan1

Named after a couple mentioned in an 18th-century song

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Darby and Joan1

C18: a couple in an 18th-century English ballad

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Example Sentences

It could not begin at once then, that Darby-and-Joan pairing-off that so suitable match which little Olwen had planned.

Come, let us settle the matter now on the spot—the bona fide Darby-and-Joan-ness.

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