a Chinese house idol or cult image.
Other definitions for joss (2 of 2)
a foreman or boss.
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How to use joss in a sentence
joss Whedon, who is an executive producer and directed the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, has his hands full with the Avengers sequel.The Leaner, Meaner Season 2 of ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ | Jason Lynch | September 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Last year, I spoke to joss Whedon, the director behind The Avengers and its upcoming sequel about the lack of female superheroes.Fear of a Minority Superhero: Marvel's Obsession with White Guys Saving the World | Marlow Stern | August 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But joss gave me my first job in Hollywood, which was writing a TV show for him.‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Filmmaker James Gunn on His Glorious Space Opera and Rise to the A-List | Marlow Stern | August 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I was really thrilled that joss Whedon asked me to be involved.Motion Capture Maestro Andy Serkis on ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ and Revolutionizing Cinema | Marlow Stern | July 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
This one came around and I was a little skeptical, but joss reached out to me, and then Robert did.Mark Ruffalo Blasts Iraq’s GOP Warmongers, Talks ‘Begin Again’ and ‘Avengers’ | Marlow Stern | June 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In short, he is the creature of this 'joss'—this home-made deity—to which he bows down and worships.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
Well, thin, joss sticks an' opyum f'r smokin' ar-re on th' free list!Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
Our joss-houses and our feasts are nothing to the splendors of American churches.As A Chinaman Saw Us | Anonymous
Every time she attempted to start playing, shouts were raised for joss.John Ingerfield and Other Stories | Jerome K. Jerome
He was fat and crass and ugly, that joss, a fit deity for such a den, and he seemed to nod and to listen!Where the Pavement Ends | John Russell
British Dictionary definitions for joss
a Chinese deity worshipped in the form of an idol
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