joss house

  1. a Chinese temple for idol worship.

Origin of joss house

First recorded in 1765–75

Words Nearby joss house Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use joss house in a sentence

  • On the right and left, before coming to this Joss-house, were paintings.

    Under the Dragon Flag | James Allan
  • The joss-house, where they held their religious services, was a chamber opening out upon an upper balcony.

    Our Holidays | Various
  • Drawing nearer to a faint clash of cymbals in some joss-house, they halted before a blind wall.

    Dragon's blood | Henry Milner Rideout
  • I may mention incidentally that the caretaker of the joss-house was a strong, healthy, powerful man.

    Corea or Cho-sen | A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
  • Temple (or Joss-house) Hill, which commands the town and harbour close to the beach, is 122 ft. high.

British Dictionary definitions for joss house

joss house

  1. a Chinese temple or shrine where an idol or idols are worshipped

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