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jones

[johnz] /dʒoʊnz/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
2.
an addiction, especially to heroin.
verb (used without object)
3.
To have an intense desire (usually followed by for or on); crave:
I'm jonesing for a toasted onion bagel with lox and cream cheese.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for jonessed

Jones

/dʒəʊnz/
noun
1.
Daniel. 1881–1967, British phonetician
2.
Daniel. 1912–93, Welsh composer. He wrote nine symphonies and much chamber music
3.
David. 1895–1974, British artist and writer: his literary works, which combine poetry and prose, include In Parenthesis (1937), an account of World War I, and The Anathemata (1952)
4.
Digby (Marritt). Baron. born 1956, British businessman and politician; director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (2000–06); Minister of State for Trade and Investment (2007–08)
5.
Inigo (ˈɪnɪɡəʊ). 1573–1652, English architect and theatrical designer, who introduced Palladianism to England. His buildings include the Banqueting Hall of Whitehall. He also designed the settings for court masques, being the first to use the proscenium arch and movable scenery in England
6.
John Paul, original name John Paul. 1747–92, US naval commander, born in Scotland: noted for his part in the War of American Independence
7.
(Everett) Le Roi (ˈliːrɔɪ), Muslim name Imanu Amìri Baraka. born 1934, US Black poet, dramatist, and political figure
8.
Quincy. born 1933, US composer, arranger, conductor, record producer, and trumpeter, noted esp for his film scores and his collaborations in the recording studio with Michael Jackson
9.
Robert Tyre, known as Bobby Jones. 1902–71, US golfer: won a unique 'grand slam' in 1930 of US Open, US Amateur, British Open, and British Amateur championships
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Word Origin and History for jonessed
Jones
for the surname, see John. Phrase keep up with the Joneses (1913, Amer.Eng.) is from the title of a comic strip by Arthur R. Momand. The slang sense "intense desire, addiction" (1968) probably arose from earlier use of Jones as a synonym for "heroin," presumably from the proper name, but the connection, if any, is obscure.
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jonessed in Medicine

jones (jōnz)
n.

  1. Heroin.

  2. An addiction, especially to heroin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for jonessed

jones

noun
  1. Heroin; horse, shit
  2. A drug habit: works at two jobs to keep up with the ''Jones''
  3. Any intense interest or absorption: The twenty-something elite definitely has a jones for Jones
verb

: She's jonesing for those diamond earrings

Related Terms

johnson, scag jones

[1960s+ Narcotics; origin unknown; perhaps an innocent code word used by addicts and dealers]


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