Holy Joe


noun Slang.

a chaplain, especially in the U.S. armed forces.
a minister or priest.
a sanctimonious or overly pious person.

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Origin of Holy Joe

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for holy joe

Holy Joe

noun informal

a minister or chaplain
any sanctimonious or self-righteous person
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