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joe

[ joh ]
/ dʒoʊ /
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noun Slang.
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Origin of joe

First recorded in 1840–50; of uncertain origin

Other definitions for joe (2 of 2)

Joe
[ joh ]
/ dʒoʊ /

noun
(sometimes lowercase)Informal. fellow; guy: the average Joe who works for a living.
Informal. a personification of a typical, often unprepossessing representative of an occupation, personality trait, state of being, etc., that is expressed, sometimes metonymically, as a mock surname: Joe Lunchbucket working hard at some factory and paying his taxes year after year; political con artists relying on the gullibility of Joe Schmo.
a male given name, form of Joseph.
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British Dictionary definitions for joe

Joe
/ (dʒəʊ) /

noun (sometimes not capital) slang
US and Canadian a man or fellow
US a GI; soldier
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