- Dislocated, as a bone.
- not in place at the joint; dislocated
- disordered or disorganized
Other Word Forms of Joint
Origin of Joint
The noun is from Middle English (attested since the late 13th century), from Old French joint (“joint of the body”) (attested since the 12th century). The adjective (attested since the 15th century) is from Old French jointiz. Both Old French words are from Latin iunctus, the past participle of iungo. See also join, jugular.
The meaning of "building, establishment", especially in connection with shady activities, appeared in Anglo-Irish by 1821 and entered general American English slang by 1877, especially in the sense of "opium den". The sense "marijuana cigarette" is attested since 1935.
Middle English from Old French from past participle of joindre to join join
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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