Definitions

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  • proper n. A common nickname for Joseph, also used as a formal male given name.
  • proper n. A diminutive of theĀ female given name Joanna, Joanne or Josephine.
  • n. A male; a guy; a fellow

Etymologies

Diminutive form of Joseph and, less often, of Joel, Josiah and Josias (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • JOE BIDEN: Well, you know, my mom used to have an expression, be careful what you wish for, Joe, you may get it.

    Joe Biden On Larry King: Sarah Palin As GOP Nominee Would Leave Obama In 'Good Shape'

  • JOE ESSAVI - Joe is a friend of mine and I hope he does well today.

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  • Note to 'Joe Six-Pack' do not let McCain pull an October surprise yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Note to \'Joe Six-Pack\' do not let McCain pull an October surprise '; yahooBuzzArticleSummary =' Article: National security doesn\'t always mean seeing it through the eyes of McCain as he concentrates on Iraq, it means bringing that security back home here.

    Note to 'Joe Six-Pack' do not let McCain pull an October surprise

  • JOE MADISON, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: First of all, he's not worried about people like Joe.

    CNN Transcript Jul 11, 2008

  • JOE JOHNS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It's the kind of story you don't want when you're flying around the country, trying to appeal to average people like hockey moms and Joe and Jane Six Pack: a chichi shopping spree for Governor Sarah Palin and her family, compliments of the Republican National Committee, with a whopping $150,000 price tag, at fancy clothing stores, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

    CNN Transcript Oct 22, 2008

  • JOE: I am Joe, sent to you by the Dictator of Writing to help you in your task.

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  • DEAR OLD JOE, -- It was a mighty good letter, Joe -- and that idea of yours is a rattling good one.

    Complete Letters of Mark Twain

  • ** With Joe and Jeremy** Jeremy: ** tries to punch Joe** Joe: ** blocks him and punches him in the face** Demi: ** walks in and yells** STOP!

    WN.com - Financial News

  • JOE SMITH - Joe is 34 years old, in his 15th season and on his 10th team.

    MVN

  • Don't you see and can't you smell the malodorous carcass of Affirmative Action disguised as Altruism that's been under your retrousse proboscis ever since you were still an honest joe, Joe?

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