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/ dʒoʊnz /
the personification of the sea.
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Origin of Davy Jones
First recorded in 1745–55; origin uncertain
Words nearby Davy Jones
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British Dictionary definitions for Davy Jones
/ (ˈdeɪvɪ) /
Also called: Davy Jones's locker the ocean's bottom, esp when regarded as the grave of those lost or buried at sea
the spirit or devil of the sea
Word Origin for Davy Jones
C18: of unknown origin
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