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After Joe Miller (actor) (1684–1738), the namesake of the 18th-century joke book Joe Miller's Jests.
- (colloquial, dated) A stale jest; a worn-out joke.
- It is an old Joe Miller in whist circles, that there are only two reasons that can justify you in not returning trumps to your partner's lead; i.e., first, sudden illness; secondly, having none. — Pole.