to ridicule in a good-humored way; tease jokingly
Origin of joshfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
verbjoshed, josh·ing, josh·es
To tease (someone) good-humoredly: She joshed her brother about his strange new haircut.
To make or exchange good-humored jokes; banter.
A teasing or joking remark.
Origin of joshOrigin unknown
- Good natured banter
(third-person singular simple present joshes, present participle joshing, simple past and past participle joshed)
- To tease someone in a kindly fashion
- (intransitive) To make or exchange good-natured jokes.
- (biblical) Abbreviation of Joshua.