Joe

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Diminutive form of Joseph and, less often, of Joel, Josiah and Josias

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Joe

  1. A common nickname for Joseph, also used as a formal male given name.
    • 1981 Orson Scott Card, Second Movement, Nebula Winners: Science Fiction Writers of America, Harper&Row, 1981, ISBN 0060148306, page 207
      "With a name like Joe," Joe always said, "I had to open a bar and grill, just so I could put up a sign saying 'Joe's Bar and Grill'."
  2. A diminutive of the female given name Joanna, Joanne or Josephine.

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Joe (plural Joes)

  1. (informal) A male; a guy; a fellow
    I'm just an ordinary Joe.

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