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- proper n. A common nickname for Joseph, also used as a formal male given name.
- proper n. A diminutive of the female given name Joanna, Joanne or Josephine.
- n. A male; a guy; a fellow
Diminutive form of Joseph and, less often, of Joel, Josiah and Josias (Wiktionary)