- a Chinese house idol or cult image.
Origin of joss1
- a foreman or boss.
Origin of joss2
Examples from the Web for joss
Contemporary Examples of 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.’
September 22, 2014
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
August 7, 2014
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
August 3, 2014
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’
June 30, 2014
Historical Examples of joss
The result was that Joss learned to read and write before the voyage was over.The Shellback's Progress
She felt as astonished as if some Confucian fanatic had set up his joss at auction.The Coast of Chance
"I should think Wang would like her, to put her in his Joss house," he said disrespectfully.In Blue Creek Caon
Anna Chapin Ray
When they mounted the joss house stairs she lagged behind; and Bertram lagged with her.The Readjustment
That fellow has a Joss in his cabin, and very likely a prayer-wheel; but he's a capital cook.In the High Valley
- a Chinese deity worshipped in the form of an idol
Word Origin 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.