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Joe Blow

noun, Slang.
1.
an average citizen; man in the street.
Also called Joe Doakes.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40, Americanism; rhyming phrase. See Joe, blow2
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Joe Blow

noun phrase

(Variations: Doakes or Storch or Zilch may replace Blow) Any man; the average man; john doe: the average black ''Mr Joe Blow''

[entry form 1920s+ Jazz musicians, Doakes 1943+, Storch 1960s+, Zilch 1925+; fr the blowing of the musician, later probably thought of as referring to big talk]


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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