josser

josser

[jos-er]
noun British Slang.
fellow, especially one who is or is made to appear foolish or simpleminded.

Origin:
1885–90; origin uncertain

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josser (ˈdʒɒsə)
 
n
1.  (Brit) a simpleton; fool
2.  (Brit) a fellow; chap
3.  (Austral) a clergyman
 
[C19: from joss + -er1]

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