Know these essential literary terms?
"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.
Informed; aware; hep (1940s+ Underworld)noun
: Let me Joe you to that racket (1940s+ Underworld)Related Terms