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

Definition of joey

: a baby animal especially : a baby kangaroo

Examples of joey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The overall winner was taken by photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, who encountered a female eastern grey kangaroo (below), with a joey in her pouch, that somehow had survived a devastating bushfire near Australia’s southeast coast. Cecilia Rodriguez, Forbes, 1 June 2021 Ava arrived at the zoo last year, already carrying a joey in her pouch., 30 Apr. 2021 This is also the first joey for mom, Mackenzie, & dad, Nyoonbi. Eric Todisco,, 26 Aug. 2020 For the first time in nearly 10 years Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has a baby #koala, also known as a joey! Eric Todisco,, 26 Aug. 2020 Now, as Australia rebuilds after the fires and hopes to slowly return to normal life after coronavirus, the baby joey is one reason to feel hopeful about the country’s future. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 28 May 2020 Cages contained adorable baby squirrels and a litter of 10 young opossums, called joeys, who were found in the pouch of their dead mother. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 May 2020 During a recent health check, officials found a baby joey inside the pouch of their newest wallaby, Ava. Segann March,, 12 Apr. 2020 The zoo's veterinary team says the joey is healthy and strong. Segann March,, 12 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of joey

1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for joey

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5 Jun 2021

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“Joey.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of joey

: a baby kangaroo

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