Definition of joey
: a baby animal; especially : a baby kangaroo
Recent Examples of joey from the Web
Read as a mama kangaroo hops her joey off to bed, while baby bats wake up to play, and a human Mama kisses her baby goodnight.
Josephine Brennan-Kuss said the couple took in their first joey 15 years ago.
Ms. Williams has found about 20 live joeys around the Stuart Highway in the last five years.
If kept in womb-like conditions, older joeys have a strong chance for survival.
The joey’s mother, Maloo, was 3 years old and a first time mother.
The little joey has a good chance of surviving with human care.
The playable character is a badass mother kangaroo on a perilous journey to rescue her joey from human kidnappers.
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Origin and Etymology of joey
First Known Use: 1839See Words from the same year
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Definition of joey for English Language Learners
: a baby kangaroo
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