verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- jowett, benjamin,
- joy buzzer,
- joyce, james,
- joyce, william
Origin of joy
Examples from the Web for joy
It jettisons jiggling ribbons of joy to every part of my body.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Joy Woodhouse calls in to tell her bickering boys Brad and Dallas to “get this out of your system” before Christmas.
It is a joy to watch Shafer seamlessly work incisive commentary on contemporary life into a fast-paced spine-chiller.The Best Fiction of 2014: Ford, Ferrante, Klay, and More|William O’Connor|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Taking the time to thank our federal, state, and local bureaucracies for all the joy they bring us every day.Up to a Point: Thanks to the Biggest Turkey, Uncle Sam|P. J. O’Rourke|November 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Which is a good thing, because Tyler James Williams is a joy to watch.The Walking Dead’s ‘Crossed’: The Stage Is Now Set for a Bloody, Deadly Midseason Finale|Melissa Leon|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On his side, Shkrullah Bay could not contain himself for joy when I gave him news of his acquaintances there in detail.Travels in Central Asia|Arminius Vmbry
It removed his guilt, hushed his fears, and filled him with joy and peace in believing.The Great Commission|C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
As Faith beheld it she uttered a cry of joy and held out both hands toward him impulsively.For Gold or Soul?|Lurana W. Sheldon
Surely a mere pittance; and yet the woman's face was radiant with joy.The Red Mouse|William Hamilton Osborne
He joined the ladies before noon, and his newly awakened feeling of joy beamed upon them scarcely less radiantly than yesterday.Arachne, Complete|Georg Ebers
Word Origin for joy
c.1200, "feeling of pleasure and delight;" c.1300, "source of pleasure or happiness," from Old French joie (11c.), from Latin gaudia, plural of gaudium "joy," from gaudere "rejoice," from PIE root *gau- "to rejoice" (cf. Greek gaio "I rejoice," Middle Irish guaire "noble"). Joy-riding is American English, 1908.
see burst with (joy); pride and joy.