noun, plural jo·eys. Australian.
Origin of joey1
Definition for joey (2 of 4)
noun, plural jo·eys. British Slang.
Origin of joey2
Definition for joey (3 of 4)
noun, plural Jo·eys.
Origin of Joey1
Definition for joey (4 of 4)
Examples from the Web for joey
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.
The bairns, of course, didna understan', and Joey would come into the bed an' play on the top o' me.A Window in Thrums|J. M. Barrie
My cousin Eliza always says you'll find out all there is to find out, if you get hold of Joey Beall.In a Mysterious Way|Anne Warner
"But the twenty-five thousand dollars I won from you—" Joey began, but Cappy held up a rigid finger, enjoining silence.Cappy Ricks Retires|Peter B. Kyne
In the dusk I came back again to find Joey, but he had gone, and I could not find a trace of him.Dot and the Kangaroo|Ethel C. Pedley
"She said yer was a gentleman what wouldn't a-smoked before ladies, she did," volunteered Joey.The Angel of the Tenement|George Madden Martin
British Dictionary definitions for joey
noun Australian informal
Word Origin for joey
Word Origin and History for joey
"young kangaroo," 1839, sometimes said to be from a native Australian word joè, but more recently often said to be of unknown origin. Perhaps an extended use of Joey, the familiar form of the male proper name Joseph, for which Partridge lists many common or coarse meanings in 20c. Australian slang. Farmer & Henley ("Slang and Its Analogues") quote an 1887 article on "Australian Colloquialisms":
JOEY is a familiar name for anything young or small, and is applied indifferently to a puppy, or a kitten, or a child, while a WOOD-AND-WATER-JOEY is a hanger about hotels and a doer of odd jobs.