Darby-and-joan definition

därbē ənd jōan, därbē ənd jōn
An elderly married couple who live a placid, harmonious life together and are seldom seen apart.
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(proper) Any old married couple much devoted to each other.
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Origin of darby-and-joan

  • Probably after Darby and Joan , a couple in an 18th-century English ballad

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition