josh Dzieza compiles the six best arguments for and against an air assault on Syria.
josh Dzieza on countries where verse still has power—and the Pete Seeger of Egypt.
Kate was there and actually Tom Lipinski, the guy who plays the young josh Brolin, was there.
Needless to say, josh took a fair amount of grief on his Twitter feed on Friday.
Top U.S. officials are furiously pressing their Russian counterparts to hand over the whistleblowing fugitive, reports josh Rogin.
josh Heekett looked over his store, lifting up now this and now that, examining everything carefully and putting it baek again.
An' josh he got kind o' fretful to her, an' she to him, an' 'Mandy was all honey an' cream.
Strange it is, as josh Billings puts it, that "some folks know things that ain't so."
She told him yaller; an' josh had him go right to work on't next day.
josh cut in, scornfully pointing his thumb at the instrument, which some call life-preserver. '
"to make fun of, to banter," 1845, American English, probably from the familiar version of the proper name Joshua, but just which Joshua, or why, is long forgotten. Perhaps it was taken as a typical name of an old farmer. The word was in use earlier than the career of U.S. humorist Josh Billings, pseudonym of Henry Wheeler Shaw (1818-1885), who did not begin to write and lecture until 1860; but his popularity after 1869 may have influence that of the word.
About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. ["Josh Billings"]Related: Joshed; joshing.
: It was just a tasteless little josh (1978+)
To joke;banter; kid: continued Brian, unwilling to be joshed out of it (1845+)
[origin unknown; the earliest example is capitalized, suggesting a proper name; Eric Partridge gives ''a country man; a rustic'' as one sense, so perhaps the primary meaning is ''to behave like a bumpkin'' or ''to fool one by seeming to be a rural simpleton'']