noun (plural joeys)Australian
1A young kangaroo or other marsupial .
More example sentences
- 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.