jo

or joe

[ joh ]
/ dʒoʊ /
|

noun, plural joes. Scot.

beloved one; darling; sweetheart.

Nearby words

  1. jnana-marga,
  2. jnd,
  3. jno.,
  4. jnr,
  5. jnt.,
  6. jo. bapt.,
  7. jo. div.,
  8. jo. evang.,
  9. joab,
  10. joachim

Origin of jo

First recorded in 1520–30; variant of joy

Jo

[ joh ]
/ dʒoʊ /

noun

a female given name, form of Josephine.
a male given name, form of Joseph.
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British Dictionary definitions for jo

jo

1

joe

/ (dʒəʊ) /

noun plural joes

a Scot word for sweetheart

Word Origin for jo

C16: alteration of joy

the internet domain name for

Jordan
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Word Origin and History for jo

jo

Scottish form of joy, attested from 1520s as a term of endearment.

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