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joey

1

[ joh-ee ]

noun

, Australian.
, plural jo·eys.
  1. any young animal, especially a kangaroo.
  2. a young child.


Joey

2

[ joh-ee ]

noun

, plural Jo·eys.
  1. a clown, especially in the circus or pantomime and puppet theater.

joey

3

[ joh-ee ]

noun

, British Slang.
, plural jo·eys.
  1. a threepenny piece.
  2. (formerly) a fourpenny piece.

Joey

4

[ joh-ee ]

noun

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

joey

/ ˈdʒəʊɪ /

noun

  1. a young kangaroo or possum
  2. a young animal or child


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Word History and Origins

Origin of joey1

First recorded in 1830–40; origin uncertain

Origin of joey2

1895–1900; diminutive of Joseph, after Joseph Grimaldi

Origin of joey3

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

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Word History and Origins

Origin of joey1

C19: from a native Australian language

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Example Sentences

During his time at JR’s, Joey made amazingly strong connections with everyone he met.

After dozens of appearances on Bob Hope specials in the ’80s, it would take a 1996 guest role on “Friends,” in which she played Joey’s unhinged stalker, for the world to catch up and for NBC to offer her the sitcom “Suddenly Susan.”

His first two NCAA tournament games, both losses, came when he was at Marquette with his brother, Joey.

Sam Hauser plays for Virginia and younger brother Joey for the Spartans.

In doing so, the vice president delighted the audience with a personal anecdote from his childhood as Joey Biden.

Sensing his opportunity, Joey Biden pounced: “I walked up behind him and smashed his head next to the counter.”

The Wireless Joey will help you watch more shows on more screens.

Just download the Virtual Joey App and you are ready to stream DISH service right to that screen.

Speaking of Grandma, The Wireless Joey is so simple she can install it herself.

Joey was puny and hairless as ever, but in Rose's face as she looked at him there was a flush of maternal tenderness and gravity.

Her other hand restrained with a soft caressing movement Joey's approaches to the saucer.

Now one, for instance, who bears no resemblance to his master is Joey, the coachman of Dr. Jenkins.

She rebuked the importunities of Joey in asides so tender that they couldn't have irritated anybody.

"Jamie was richt like Joey when he was a bairn," Hendry said.

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