noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
verb (used without object)
Origin of jones
Origin of Joneses
Related Words for jonesdependency, confidence, faith, belief, habit, addiction, trust, obsession, craving, credence, shot, bent, bag, fixation, dependence, monkey, thing, enslavement, hang-up, hook
Examples from the Web for jones
Contemporary Examples of jones
“I think the types of stories we do are very similar to what happened with hip-hop,” says Jones.
Jones is a veteran of another beloved-yet-controversial animated series on Adult Swim, The Boondocks.
“The golden age of Parisian smiles nurtured, and was nurtured by, the rise of dentistry as a vocation,” writes Jones.The French Court’s Royal Ban on Smiles
December 14, 2014
Jones helped her chose her first one, and she quickly learned to play.A First Lady of Punk Rock Talks
December 9, 2014
One lucky guy—see Jones, above—was paired with two perfect partners this season to shake things up.I Want to See Your Spreadsheets, Baby: MTV’s ‘Are You the One?’ Is a Mathematical Orgy
December 9, 2014
Historical Examples of jones
They said to my face that I was a beauty; at Mr. Jones's, they said I was a fright.
Why she's Cleopatra is as weird a history as why I'm Mrs. Jones.
I nearly asked for Mrs. O'Brien, but turned her into Jones at the danger point.
Also they had an idea that Mrs. Jones possessed something of which they were anxious to get hold.
Aw, he was only telegraphing to Gresham an' Jones for some sody water syrups.The Fortune Hunter
Louis Joseph Vance
surname, literally "John's (child);" see John. Phrase keep up with the Joneses (1913, American English) is from the title of a comic strip by Arthur R. Momand. The slang sense "intense desire, addiction" (1968) probably arose from earlier use of Jones as a synonym for "heroin," presumably from the proper name, but the connection, if any, is obscure. Related: Jonesing.
see Davy Jones's locker; keep up (with the Joneses).