verb (used with or without object)
Origin of josh
Definition for josh (2 of 3)
Definition for josh (3 of 3)
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Josh had a different one, but Archie also signed a six-year contract.
So Good Wife fans have already weathered Josh Charles leaving.
The film also stars A-listers Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Owen Wilson.Viral Video of the Day: The ‘Inherent Vice’ Trailer Is Loopy Fun|Alex Chancey|September 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Diane (Christine Baranski) and Will (Josh Charles) were warned at the time about taking a notorious criminal as a client.‘The Good Wife’ Star Mike Colter Defends Lemond Bishop’s Killer Instincts|Kevin Fallon|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Robert: Look, Josh is both an amazing actor and he was a really good presence on the show.‘The Good Wife’ Creators on the Premiere’s Big Cary Twist, Will’s Death, and More|Kevin Fallon|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Madam Imbert wrapped the money in two newspapers, and when Josh.The Expressman and the Detective|Allan Pinkerton
Josh saw them starting toward him as if under the impression that he would be silly enough to await their coming.
"Drop the josh, Little," Barry retorted, none too well pleased at the subject.Gold Out of Celebes|Aylward Edward Dingle
Josh admitted that it did look tempting; and later on the entire party agreed that Nick had profited by his hobby.Motor Boat Boys on the Great Lakes|Louis Arundel
This was just what Rod wanted them to think; it would allow Josh the chance he needed to disable the car in some way or other.
British Dictionary definitions for josh (1 of 2)
Word Origin for josh
British Dictionary definitions for josh (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for josh
"to make fun of, to banter," 1845, American English, probably from the familiar version of the proper name Joshua, but just which Joshua, or why, is long forgotten. Perhaps it was taken as a typical name of an old farmer. The word was in use earlier than the career of U.S. humorist Josh Billings, pseudonym of Henry Wheeler Shaw (1818-1885), who did not begin to write and lecture until 1860; but his popularity after 1869 may have influence that of the word.
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. ["Josh Billings"]
Related: Joshed; joshing.