noun British Slang.

fellow, especially one who is or is made to appear foolish or simpleminded.

Origin of josser

First recorded in 1885–90; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun slang

British a simpleton; fool
British a fellow; chap
Australian a clergyman

Word Origin for josser

C19: from joss + -er 1
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