joey

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[ joh-ee ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ i /

noun, plural jo·eys. Australian.

any young animal, especially a kangaroo.
a young child.

Origin of joey

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First recorded in 1830–40; origin uncertain

Definition for joey (2 of 4)

joey

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[ joh-ee ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ i /

noun, plural jo·eys. British Slang.

a threepenny piece.
(formerly) a fourpenny piece.

Origin of joey

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First recorded in 1860–65; named after Joseph Hume (1777–1855), English politician who favored the coinage of the fourpenny piece

Definition for joey (3 of 4)

Joey

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[ joh-ee ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ i /

noun, plural Jo·eys.

a clown, especially in the circus or pantomime and puppet theater.

Origin of Joey

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1895–1900; diminutive of Joseph, after Joseph Grimaldi

Definition for joey (4 of 4)

Joey

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[ joh-ee ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ i /

noun

a male given name, form of Joe or Joseph.
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joey

/ (ˈdʒəʊɪ) /

noun Australian informal

a young kangaroo or possum
a young animal or child

Word Origin for joey

C19: from a native Australian language
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