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jones

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verb \ˈjōnz\

Definition of jones

slang

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to have a strong desire or craving for something he was jonesing for a drink

Examples of jones in a Sentence

  1. that dude had a jones for heroin like you wouldn't believe

  2. I have a real jones for a milk shake.

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First Known Use of jones

1981


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jones

noun

Definition of jones

  1. 1 slang :  an avid desire or appetite for something :  craving

  2. 2 slang :  habit, addiction; especially :  addiction to heroin

  3. 3 slang :  heroin

Origin and Etymology of jones

origin unknown


Jones

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biographical name \ˈjōnz\

Definition of Jones

  1. Anson 1798–1858 president of the Republic of Texas (1844–46)


Jones

biographical name

Definition of Jones

  1. Howard Mumford 1892–1980 American educator and critic


Jones

biographical name

Definition of Jones

  1. In*i*goplay \ˈi-ni-ˌgō\ 1573–1652 English architect


Jones

biographical name

Definition of Jones

  1. John Paul 1747–1792 originally in full John Paul American (Scottish-born) naval officer


Jones

biographical name

Definition of Jones

  1. Quincy 1933–     American composer, bandleader, and producer




JONES Defined for English Language Learners

jones

play
noun

Definition of jones for English Language Learners

  • : a very strong desire for something or to do something

jones

verb

Definition of jones for English Language Learners

  • : to have a very strong desire for something or to do something



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