jo

or joe

[ joh ]
/ dʒoʊ /

noun, plural joes. Scot.

beloved one; darling; sweetheart.

Origin of jo

First recorded in 1520–30; variant of joy

Definition for joes (2 of 4)

joe

1
[ joh ]
/ dʒoʊ /

noun Scot.

Definition for joes (3 of 4)

joe

2
[ joh ]
/ dʒoʊ /

noun Slang.

Origin of joe

2
First recorded in 1840–50; of uncertain origin

Definition for joes (4 of 4)

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 joes (1 of 4)

joes

/ (dʒəʊz) /

pl n

the joes Australian informal a fit of depression

Word Origin for joes

short for the Joe Blakes

British Dictionary definitions for joes (2 of 4)

jo

1

joe

/ (dʒəʊ) /

noun plural joes

a Scot word for sweetheart

Word Origin for jo

C16: alteration of joy

British Dictionary definitions for joes (3 of 4)

jo

2

the internet domain name for

Jordan

British Dictionary definitions for joes (4 of 4)

Joe

/ (dʒəʊ) /

noun (sometimes not capital) slang

US and Canadian a man or fellow
US a GI; soldier
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