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[jois] /dʒɔɪs/
James (Augustine Aloysius) 1882–1941, Irish novelist.
William ("Lord Haw-Haw") 1906–46, U.S. and English Nazi propagandist in Germany.
a female or male given name: from a French word meaning “joy.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Victor was vexed by the stranger's intrusion, but could not gainsay Mrs. Joyce.

  • "It'll cost you something to do that," said Mrs. Joyce cautiously.

    Our Casualty And Other Stories James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
  • Mr. Carlyle had got "Master Arthur" on his shoulder when Joyce entered.

    East Lynne Mrs. Henry Wood
  • Joyce was prepared to swear to every item of the indictment.

    Our Casualty And Other Stories James Owen Hannay, AKA George A. Birmingham
  • Mrs. Joyce would not allow herself to glance in its direction.

British Dictionary definitions for Joyce


James (Augustine Aloysius). 1882–1941, Irish novelist and short-story writer. He profoundly influenced the development of the modern novel by his use of complex narrative techniques, esp stream of consciousness and parody, and of compound and coined words. His works include the novels Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939) and the short stories Dubliners (1914)
William, known as Lord Haw-Haw. 1906–46, British broadcaster of Nazi propaganda to Britain, who was executed for treason
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Joyce

proper name, earlier Josse, Goce, etc., and originally used of both men and women. Of Celtic origin. Joycean, in reference to the fiction of Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941) is attested from 1927.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Joyce in Technology

A distributed language based on Pascal and CSP, by Per Brinch Hansen.
["Joyce - A Programming Language for Distributed Systems", Per Brinch Hansen, Soft Prac & Exp 17(1):29-50 (Jan 1987)].

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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