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jones

verb \ ˈjōnz \
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of jones

intransitive verb
slang
:to have a strong desire or craving for something
  • he was jonesing for a drink

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First Known Use of jones

1981


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jones

noun

Definition of jones

1 slang :an avid desire or appetite for something :craving
2 slang :habit, addiction; especially :addiction to heroin
3 slang :heroin

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.

Origin and Etymology of jones

origin unknown


Jones

biographical name \ ˈjōnz \

Definition of Jones

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

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Howard Mumford 1892–1980 American educator and critic

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In*i*go play \ˈi-ni-ˌgō\ 1573–1652 English architect

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

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Quincy 1933–     American composer, bandleader, and producer


JONES Defined for English Language Learners

jones

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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