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Definition for joss (2 of 2)
noun British, Australian Informal.
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Examples from the Web for joss
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|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|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|DAILY BEAST
I was really thrilled that Joss Whedon asked me to be involved.
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|DAILY BEAST
Inside was an image or idol (the joss), carved in wood, with gorgeous gilded paper stuck all round him.A Boy's Voyage Round the World|The Son of Samuel Smiles
But Joss had also put it into the hearts of the boys to save themselves and others.Sea Warfare|Rudyard Kipling
Many of the conspirators met together in Basel, amongst them being Joss Fritz with his banner.German Society at the Close of the Middle Ages|Ernest Belfort Bax
On examining Joss room they found everything just as he had left it.The Automobile Girls Along the Hudson|Laura Dent Crane
So Harry stood waiting while the joss stick throwing went merrily on.The Bradys After a Chinese Princess|Francis Worcester Doughty
British Dictionary definitions for joss
Word Origin for joss
Word Origin and History for joss
"Chinese figure of a deity," 1711, from Chinese Pidgin English, from Javanese dejos, taken 16c. from Portuguese deus "god," from Latin deus (see Zeus). Colloquially, it came to mean "luck." Joss stick "Chinese incense" first recorded 1883.