- beloved one; darling; sweetheart.
Origin of jo
First recorded in 1520–30; variant of joy
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Examples from the Web for jo
“I am just floored by this,” Jo Farrell, now 83, told The Denver Post eight years ago when the allegations first surfaced.‘I Saved My Friend From Bill Cosby’
December 3, 2014
Joan and I, along with Isabella's parents Mary Gaye and Jo, can't wait to become proud grandparents.Branson Babies Add To British Boom
September 10, 2014
Yet that question, and its sad answer, hangs over If Nuns Ruled the World, by Jo Piazza.The World Would Go to Hell Without Nuns
September 4, 2014
Weaver and Jo Clark were far from bowled over when they visited ReaganBook.com.ReaganBook Is the Latest Conservative #Fail
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But photographer Jo Farrell has tracked down the last living survivors in the remote areas of China.China’s Last Foot-Binding Survivors
July 2, 2014
Asked how he knew that an elephant was going on a journey, the illustrious Jo.The Devil's Dictionary
"My Jo Janet does like to bide a wee," muttered he, half aloud.Roland Cashel
Charles James Lever
“My name is Jo Manning,” she answered with a bit of confusion.
In some way, then, he must communicate with Jo before it was too late.
He looked at Jo who had become as silent as ever the wife of Flores was.
- a Scot word for sweetheart
C16: alteration of joy
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Word Origin and History for jo
Scottish form of joy, attested from 1520s as a term of endearment.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper