Joss meaning

jŏs
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A Chinese image in a shrine.
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A figure of a traditional Chinese deity.
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A Chinese household divinity; a Chinese idol.
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A diminutive of the male given name Joseph.
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(fandom slang) To invalidate a fan theory or original element of a fanwork through the introduction of new canon or retconning.
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A diminutive of the female given name Jocelyn.
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Origin of joss

  • Pidgin English from Javanese deyos from Portuguese deos god from Latin deus dyeu- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Chinese Pidgin English, from Javanese dejos, from Portuguese deus (“god”), from Latin deus (“god”), from Proto-Indo-European *deywós (“god/that which belongs to heaven”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Verb usage evolved from the name of Joss Whedon, creator of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly.

    From Wiktionary