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old Joe

noun phrase

Any venereal disease; syphilis; gonorrhea: Twice I got old Joe, you know, a dose (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Mr. Bennison applied for police protection, and old joe, armed with a carbine, was sent from Alberton as a garrison.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale
  • Coming to a long pool, old joe plunged in and swam its length.

    The Duck-footed Hound James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • old joe Millers are not unlike cloth made out of devil's dust.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • If Mun had not tried to climb old joe's sycamore, he wouldn't have fallen.

    The Duck-footed Hound James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Despite his pose of "pacifism," he was certain to be armed, said old joe; yet we must take a chance, and do the job unarmed.

    They Call Me Carpenter Upton Sinclair
  • But that was not all, said old joe; and I saw that his hand was trembling as he spoke.

    They Call Me Carpenter Upton Sinclair
  • Rigid discipline and daily drills too were kept up, as "old joe" was a frequent visitor, when least expected.

    Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals William H. Armstrong
  • When "old joe" stood alone once more, he took another long look at the fire.

    Love and the Ironmonger F. J. (Frederick John) Randall
  • I thought; it was the first sign of a soul I had ever noted in old joe!

    They Call Me Carpenter Upton Sinclair

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