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joe1

[joh] /dʒoʊ/
noun, Scot.
1.
jo.

joe2

[joh] /dʒoʊ/
noun, Slang.
1.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; of uncertain origin

Joe

[joh] /dʒoʊ/
noun
1.
(sometimes lowercase) Informal. fellow; guy:
the average Joe who works for a living.
2.
Informal. a personification of a typical, often unprepossessing representative of an occupation, personality trait, state of being, etc., that is expressed, sometimes metonymically, as a mock surname:
Joe Lunchbucket working hard at some factory and paying his taxes year after year; political con artists relying on the gullibility of Joe Schmo.
3.
a male given name, form of Joseph.

Frazier

[frey-zher] /ˈfreɪ ʒər/
noun
1.
E(dward) Franklin, 1894–1962, U.S. sociologist.
2.
Joseph William ("Joe"; "Smokin' Joe") 1944–2011, U.S. boxer.

Montana

[mon-tan-uh] /mɒnˈtæn ə/
noun
1.
Joseph, Jr ("Joe") born 1956, U.S. football player.
2.
a state in the NW United States. 147,138 sq. mi. (381,085 sq. km).
Capital: Helena.
Abbreviation: MT (for use with zip code), Mont.
Related forms
Montanan, adjective, noun

Clark

[klahrk] /klɑrk/
noun
1.
Alvan, 1804–87, and his son Alvan Graham, 1832–97, U.S. astronomers and telescope-lens manufacturers.
2.
Champ
[champ] /tʃæmp/ (Show IPA),
(James Beauchamp) 1850–1921, U.S. political leader: Speaker of the House 1911–19.
3.
(Charles) Joseph ("Joe") born 1939, Canadian political leader: prime minister 1979–80.
4.
George Rogers, 1752–1818, U.S. soldier.
5.
John Bates
[beyts] /beɪts/ (Show IPA),
1847–1938, U.S. economist and educator.
6.
Kenneth B(ancroft) 1914–2005, U.S. psychologist and educator, born in the Panama Canal Zone.
7.
Sir Kenneth McKenzie, Baron Clark of Saltwood [sawlt-woo d] /ˈsɔltˌwʊd/ (Show IPA), 1903–83, English art historian.
8.
Mark Wayne, 1896–1984, U.S. general.
9.
Thomas Campbell ("Tom") 1899–1977, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1949–67.
10.
Walter Van Tilburg
[van til-berg] /væn ˈtɪl bərg/ (Show IPA),
1909–71, U.S. author.
11.
William, 1770–1838, U.S. soldier and explorer (brother of George R. Clark): on expedition with Meriwether Lewis 1804–06.
12.
a male given name: a surname, ultimately derived from clerk.

DiMaggio

[duh-mah-jee-oh, -maj-ee-oh] /dəˈmɑ dʒiˌoʊ, -ˈmædʒ iˌoʊ/
noun
1.
Joseph Paul ("Joe"; "Joltin' Joe") 1914–1999, U.S. baseball player.
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  • Myra played the saxophone to one side while joe and buster performed on center stage.
British Dictionary definitions for joe

jo1

/dʒəʊ/
noun (pl) joes
1.
a Scot word for sweetheart
Word Origin
C16: alteration of joy

Joe

/dʒəʊ/
noun (sometimes not capital) (slang)
1.
(US & Canadian) a man or fellow
2.
(US) a GI; soldier

Clark

/klɑːk/
noun
1.
Helen. born 1950, New Zealand Labour politician; prime minister (1999–2008); administrator of the United Nations Development Programme from 2009
2.
James, known as Jim. 1936–68, Scottish racing driver; World Champion (1963, 1965)
3.
Kenneth, Baron Clark of Saltwood. 1903–83, English art historian: his books include Civilization (1969), which he first presented as a television series
4.
William. 1770–1838, US explorer and frontiersman: best known for his expedition to the Pacific Northwest (1804–06) with Meriwether Lewis

DiMaggio

/dɪˈmædʒɪəʊ/
noun
1.
Joe. 1914–99, US baseball player

Frazier

/ˈfreɪʒə/
noun
1.
Joe. 1944–2011, US boxer: won the world heavyweight title in 1970 and was the first to beat Muhammad Ali professionally (1971)

Montana1

/mɒnˈtænə/
noun
1.
a state of the western US: consists of the Great Plains in the east and the Rocky Mountains in the west. Capital: Helena. Pop: 917 621 (2003 est). Area: 377 070 sq km (145 587 sq miles) Abbreviation Mont, (with zip code) MT

Montana2

/mɒnˈtænə/
noun
1.
Joe. born 1958, American football quarterback
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Word Origin and History for joe
n.

"coffee," by 1941, perhaps late 1930s, of unknown origin. Meaning "generic fellow, man" is from 1846, from the pet-form of Joseph (q.v.). Joe college "typical college man" is from 1932. Joe Blow "average fellow" is U.S. military slang, first recorded 1941.

Clark

surname, from common Middle English alternative spelling of clerk (n.). In many early cases it is used of men who had taken minor orders.

Montana

U.S. state, from Latinized form of Spanish montaña "mountain," from Latin mont-, stem of mons (see mountain). Proposed 1864 by U.S. Rep. James H. Ashley of Ohio when it was created as a territory from Nebraska Territory, in reference to the Rocky Mountains, which however traverse only one end of it. Admitted as a state 1889. Related: Montanan.

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joe in Culture

Montana definition


State in the northwestern United States, lying partly in the Rocky Mountains, bordered by British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan, Canada, to the north; North Dakota and South Dakota to the east; Wyoming to the south; and Idaho to the west. Its capital is Helena, and its largest city is Billings.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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Slang definitions & phrases for joe

joe

adjective

Informed; aware; hep (1940s+ Underworld)

noun
  1. Coffee (1940s+)
  2. an; fellow; guy: never seemed to share much of the problems of the ordinary joe (1846+)
  3. gi joe (WWII Army)
verb

: Let me Joe you to that racket (1940s+ Underworld)

Related Terms

good joe, holy joe, little joe, old joe, sloppy joe


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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joe in Technology

jargon, security
A computer account whose user name and password are the same. Joes are considered harmful, as are any passwords which are easy to guess.
(1995-06-21)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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