verb \ˈjäsh\

: to talk to someone in a friendly and joking way

Full Definition of JOSH

intransitive verb
:  to engage in banter :  joke
transitive verb
:  to tease good-naturedly :  kid
josh·er noun

Examples of JOSH

  1. Don't take him seriously. He's just joshing.
  2. <don't get all hot and bothered! I'm just joshing you>

Origin of JOSH

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1845

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Definition of JOSH

:  a good-humored joke :  jest

Examples of JOSH

  1. <a close-knit family constantly exchanging lighthearted joshes at the dinner table>

First Known Use of JOSH




Definition of JOSH


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