jo

1 of 2

noun

plural joes
chiefly Scotland
: sweetheart, dear
often used in addressing a person
John Anderson, my jo JohnRobert Burns

Jo

2 of 2

abbreviation

Joel

Word History

Etymology

Noun

alteration of joy

First Known Use

Noun

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jo was circa 1529

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Cite this Entry

“Jo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jo. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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