Meaning of JONES in English


I. ˈjōnz noun

Etymology: origin unknown

Date: 1965

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

2. slang : heroin

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

II. intransitive verb

Date: 1974

slang : to have a strong desire or craving for something

he was jones ing for a drink

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.