joss

joss

1 [jos]
noun
a Chinese house idol or cult image.

Origin:
1705–15; < Chinese Pidgin English < Portuguese deos < Latin deus god

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joss

2 [jos]
noun British, Australian Informal.
a foreman or boss.

Origin:
1855–60; origin uncertain

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joss (dʒɒs)
 
n
a Chinese deity worshipped in the form of an idol
 
[C18: from pidgin English, from Portuguese deos god, from Latin deus]

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joss
"Chinese figure of a deity," 1711, from Chinese Pidgin English, from Javanese dejos, from Port. deus "god," from L. deus (see Zeus). Colloquially, it came to mean "luck." Joss stick "Chinese incense" first recorded 1883.
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