joskin

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After bumpkin (yokel) — dialect joss (bump)

Noun[edit]

joskin (plural joskins)

  1. a yokel, country bumpkin
    • 1854, Dickens, Hard Times, Part 3, Chapter 7:
      - ‘But look at him,’ groaned Mr. Gradgrind. ‘Will any coach—’
      - ‘I don’t mean that he thould go in the comic livery,’ said Sleary. ‘Thay the word, and I’ll make a Jothkin of him, out of the wardrobe, in five minutes.’
      - ‘I don’t understand,’ said Mr. Gradgrind.
      - ‘A Jothkin—a Carter. Make up your mind quick, Thquire. There’ll be beer to feth. I’ve never met with nothing but beer ath’ll ever clean a comic blackamoor.’
    • 2012, Stephen Wakelam. (BBC, Journal of a Joskin - a dramatisation of the diaries of Fred Kitchen).

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Lative adverbial case of jokin.

Conjunction[edit]

joskin

  1. even though, although
    Hän on täysin normaali, joskin totinen lukiolainen.
    He is completely normal, though a serious high school student.

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