noun (plural joeys)Australian
1A young kangaroo or other marsupial.
- Many of these animals require intensive care, which at times has meant Megan has had a young bird or possum joey with her at work.
- We also wouldn't have gotten the photos of the kangaroos and joeys, which was a really nice thing to find on the trail.
- The joey returns to the pouch to suckle until it is weaned between 8 and 12 months.
mid 19th century: of uncertain origin.
nounBritish & historical
A silver threepenny bit.
1930s: diminutive of the nickname Joe: the derivation remains unknown. The term (originally slang in London, England) denoted a fourpenny piece in the 19th century.