jamoke

noun
ja·​moke | \ jə-ˈmōk How to pronounce jamoke (audio) \
plural jamokes

Definition of jamoke

1 old-fashioned slang : coffee sense 1 "Thank you, Marco," the Chief said when they had reached his door. "Will you come up for a cup of jamoke?"— John Foster
2 slang : an ordinary, unimpressive, or inept person typically used as a term of mild or joking disparagement for a man If my brother and I proved one thing, it's that just about any jamoke can host a radio show.— Ray MagliozziYour boss obviously thinks you're suckers, fools, chumps and jamokes. Take your pick.— John KassWhy hasn't anyone thought of inventing a laptop case that converts into a portable office so that when a jamoke like me is stuck in a joint like this, he can use the case as a portable work desk?— Jeffrey L. Seglin

First Known Use of jamoke

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for jamoke

by shortening of jamocha "coffee," blend of java and mocha

Note: Origin of the second sense is unclear. The initial syllable and second vowel suggest slang jiboney, jaboney "guy, fellow."

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“Jamoke.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jamoke. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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