verb (used with or without object)
- josephson effect,
- josephson junction,
- josephus, flavius,
- joshua tree,
Origin of josh
Examples from the Web for joshing
If youll just open those liquid orbs of yours and give this room the once over, youll see whether Im joshing or not.Baseball Joe in the World Series|Lester Chadwick
He was greeted by a burst of joshing from Conners and the others, but he scarcely heard it.Under Boy Scout Colors|Joseph Bushnell Ames
The boys thought he was joshing them, but Long Lester was telling the literal truth.Unexplored!|Allen Chaffee
The boys are joshing me now—not that I care for what might easy enough be so, but there's Billy.Lin McLean|Owen Wister
I'm just joshing the weakness of the lemonade the Associations give us.Stanford Stories|Charles K. Field
Word Origin 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.