Joe definition

Brewed coffee.
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(slang) Fellow; guy.
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(Java Objects Everywhere) A CORBA-compliant ORB from Sun. It allowed a Java-compliant Web browser or network computer running a Java operating system to have access to CORBA objects in a network. See CORBA and RMI.
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(slang) Coffee.
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Joe is a man's name, a slang term for a guy, or a slang term for coffee.

An example of Joe is the famous football player, Joe Namath.

An example of joe is what you'd call a man who's name you didn't already know.

An example of joe is a cup of coffee at a diner.

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(informal) A male; a guy; a fellow.

I'm just an ordinary joe.

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(chiefly US, informal) Coffee.

Give me a cuppa joe.

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A common nickname for Joseph, also used as a formal male given name.
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A diminutive of the female given name Joanna, Joanne or Josephine.
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(biblical) Abbreviation of Joel.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
joe
Plural:
joes

Origin of joe

  • Short for (old black) joe military slang for coffee from the title of a song by Stephen Foster

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

  • A proposed etymology is as follows: Josephus Daniels (1862-1948) was appointed Secretary of the U.S. Navy by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913. Among his numerous reforms of the Navy was the abolition of the officers' wine mess. From that time on, the strongest drink aboard navy ships was coffee and over the years, a cup of coffee became known as "a cup of Joe". However, further investigation by others at snopes.com showed that the name appeared before the general order by the Navy to ban the wine mess.

    From Wiktionary

  • Diminutive form of Joseph and, less often, of Joel, Josiah and Josias

    From Wiktionary

  • From the proper name Joe

    From Wiktionary