jo

noun
\ ˈjō \
plural joes

Definition of jo 

(Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly Scotland

: sweetheart, dear often used in addressing a person John Anderson, my jo John —Robert Burns

Definition of Jo (Entry 2 of 2)

Joel

First Known Use of jo

Noun

circa 1529, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jo

Noun

alteration of joy

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The first known use of jo was circa 1529

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