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noun, plural joes. Scot.
  1. beloved one; darling; sweetheart.
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Origin of jo

First recorded in 1520–30; variant of joy


  1. a female given name, form of Josephine.
  2. a male given name, form of Joseph.
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noun plural joes
  1. a Scot word for sweetheart
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Word Origin

C16: alteration of joy


the internet domain name for
  1. Jordan
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Word Origin and History for jo

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

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