noun (1), often capitalized
\ ˈjō How to pronounce joe (audio) \

Definition of joe

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: fellow, guy an average joe

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Synonyms: Noun (1)

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First Known Use of joe

Noun (1)

1846, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for joe

Noun (1)

from Joe, nickname for Joseph

Noun (2)

perhaps alteration of java

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“Joe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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