Joe Sixpack

or Joe Six-pack

[ joh-siks-pak ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ ˈsɪksˌpæk /

noun

Slang. the average or typical blue-collar man.

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Origin of Joe Sixpack

An Americanism dating back to 1975–80
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British Dictionary definitions for Joe Sixpack

Joe Six-Pack
/ (ˈsɪksˌpæk) /

noun

US slang an average or typical man
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Idioms and Phrases with Joe Sixpack

Joe Six-pack

A lower-middle-class male. For example, I don't think opera will appeal to Joe Six-pack; he'd prefer a rock concert. This disparaging term, first recorded in 1977, conjures up the image of a man in undershirt and construction helmet who will down all of a six-pack (six cans or bottles of beer sold in a package) in an evening.

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