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joss1

Syllabification: joss
Pronunciation: /jäs
 
/

noun

A Chinese religious statue or idol.
Example sentences
  • And last year, Italians spent over 450m euros on fortune tellers, faith - healers, holy men and joss - stick burners of every flavour.
  • Producers proudly displayed products such as joss and incense sticks, belt buckles, knives textiles, scissors and papier-mâché items.

Origin

early 18th century: from Javanese dejos, from obsolete Portuguese deos, from Latin deus 'god'.

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noun

informal , chiefly Australian
A person of influence or importance.

Origin

mid 19th century: from dialect joss 'foreman', of unknown origin.

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