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noun (1)

often capitalized
: fellow, guy
an average joe


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noun (2)

Word History


Noun (1)

from Joe, nickname for Joseph

Noun (2)

perhaps alteration of java

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1846, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of joe was in 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Joe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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