joey

noun
jo·​ey | \ ˈjō-ē How to pronounce joey (audio) \

Definition of joey

Australia
: a baby animal especially : a baby kangaroo

Examples of joey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new bundle of joy was announced May 7 and was 4-year-old wallaby Sprocket's first joey. Chandra Fleming, Detroit Free Press, 23 May 2022 The new bundle of joy was announced May 7 and was 4-year-old wallaby Sprocket's first joey. Chandra Fleming, Detroit Free Press, 23 May 2022 The new bundle of joy was announced May 7 and was 4-year-old wallaby Sprocket's first joey. Chandra Fleming, Detroit Free Press, 23 May 2022 The new bundle of joy was announced May 7 and was 4-year-old wallaby Sprocket's first joey. Chandra Fleming, Detroit Free Press, 23 May 2022 The new addition to the zoo was announced Friday morning in a post that said 4-year-old wallaby Sprocket gave birth to her first joey. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, 9 May 2022 The new bundle of joy was announced May 7 and was 4-year-old wallaby Sprocket's first joey. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, 13 May 2022 The joey, whose gender zookeepers had yet to determine, is estimated to be between 5 and 6 months old. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, 9 May 2022 Among the 25 pictures, shots that also proved favourites with those voting were an image of two male lions in the rain and a portrait of a kangaroo and her joey emerging from the aftermath of Australian wildfires. Bloomberg.com, 9 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of joey

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for joey

origin unknown

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3 Oct 2022

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“Joey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/joey. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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