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josh

verb \ ˈjäsh \

Definition of josh

intransitive verb
:to engage in banter :joke
transitive verb
:to tease good-naturedly :kid

josher

noun

Examples of josh in a Sentence

  1. Don't take him seriously. He's just joshing.

  2. don't get all hot and bothered! I'm just joshing you

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Origin and Etymology of josh

origin unknown

josh Synonyms

Synonyms
chaff, jive, joke, tease, kid, rally, razz, rib, ride, roast
Related Words
banter; fool, fun, string along; jest, quip, wisecrack; gag, jape, jolly, yuk (or yuck) [slang]

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josh

noun

Definition of josh

:a good-humored joke :jest

Examples of josh in a Sentence

  1. a close-knit family constantly exchanging lighthearted joshes at the dinner table

First Known Use of josh

1878


Josh

abbreviation

Definition of Josh


JOSH Defined for English Language Learners

josh

verb

Definition of josh for English Language Learners

  • : to talk to someone in a friendly and joking way


JOSH Defined for Kids

josh

verb \ ˈjäsh \

Definition of josh for Students

joshed; joshing
:to make humorous remarks or tease in a good-natured way


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