- fellow, especially one who is or is made to appear foolish or simpleminded.
Origin of josser
First recorded in 1885–90; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for josser
There were exceptions—the wife at home, as Jimmy said, that josser!
Jimmy had explained everything to her at the time when he was still a josser.
“Some josser of a journalist wrote it for her,” thought Lily.
You mark me, this josser won't do no 'and's turn that 'e don't like.
And he would have lost his place as manager and he would starve, the josser: that would teach him to be spiteful!
- British a simpleton; fool
- British a fellow; chap
- Australian a clergyman
C19: from joss + -er 1
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