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Poor Joe

noun, Coastal Georgia, South Carolina, and the Bahamas.
1.
a heron.
Origin of Poor Joe
1730-1740
1730-40, Americanism; probably < a West African source; compare Vai (Mande language of Liberia and Sierra Leone) podžo heron
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