Meaning of JOEY in English


I. ˈjōē, -ōi, ȯi noun

( -s )

Etymology: native name in Australia

1. Australia

a. : a baby kangaroo

shot a doe with a joey

b. : a baby animal

c. : a young child

2. Australia : odd-jobman

II. noun

( -s )

Usage: usually capitalized

Etymology: from Joey, nickname for Joseph


[after Joseph Hume died 1855 English politician who urged the issue of fourpenny pieces]


a. : a fourpenny piece

b. : a threepenny piece


[after Joseph Grimaldi died 1837 English pantomimist and clown]

: a circus clown

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