joe six-pack

Joe Sixpack

[siks-pak]
noun
Slang. the average or typical blue-collar man.
Also, Joe Six-pack.


Origin:
1975–80, Americanism

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Joe Six-Pack (ˈsɪksˌpæk)
 
n
slang (US) an average or typical man

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Joe Six-pack

A lower-middle-class male. For example, I don't think opera will appeal to Joe Six-pack; he'd prefer a rock concert. This disparaging term, first recorded in 1977, conjures up the image of a man in undershirt and construction helmet who will down all of a six-pack (six cans or bottles of beer sold in a package) in an evening.

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