Meaning of JOEY in English

JOEY

joey 1

/joh"ee/ , n. , pl. joeys . Australian.

1. any young animal, esp. a kangaroo.

2. a young child.

[ 1830-40; orig. uncert. ]

joey 2

/joh"ee/ , n. , pl. joeys . Brit. Slang.

1. a threepenny piece.

2. (formerly) a fourpenny piece.

[ 1860-65; named after Joseph Hume (1777-1855), English politician who favored the coinage of the fourpenny piece ]

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