Davy Jones

[ johnz ]
/ dʒoʊnz /

noun

the personification of the sea.

Origin of Davy Jones

First recorded in 1745–55; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for davy jones

Davy Jones
/ (ˈdeɪvɪ) /

noun

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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