Dictionary search results

Showing 1-32 of 32 results

joe British & World English

An ordinary man

Joe in Davis British & World English

The name of two English billiards and snooker players. Joe (1901–78) held the world championship from 1927 until his retirement in 1946. He was also world billiards champion 1928–32. His brother Fred (1913–98) was world snooker champion (1948-9; 1951-6) and world billiards champion (1980)

joe job British & World English

A menial or monotonous task

Biden, Joe British & World English

(1942-) US vice president since 2009; full name Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. A Delaware Democrat, he served in the US Senate 1973–2009

Clark, Joe British & World English

(1939-), Canadian Progressive Conservative statesman; prime minister 1979–80; full name Charles Joseph Clark

Joe Blow British & World English

North American term for Joe Bloggs.

Louis, Joe British & World English

(1914–81), American boxer; born Joseph Louis Barrow; known as the Brown Bomber. He was heavyweight champion of the world 1937–49, defending his title twenty-five times during that period

Orton, Joe British & World English

(1933–67), English dramatist; born John Kingsley Orton. He wrote a number of unconventional black comedies, examining corruption, sexuality, and violence; they include Entertaining Mr Sloane (1964) and Loot (1965). Orton was murdered by his homosexual lover, who then committed suicide

Pesci, Joe British & World English

(1943-), US actor; full name Joseph Frank Pesci. His movies incude Raging Bull (1980), Goodfellas (1990), Home Alone (1990), My Cousin Vinny (1992), Casino (1995), and Gone Fishin' (1997)

Frazier, Joe British & World English

(1944–2011), American boxer; full name Joseph Frazier. He first won the world title in 1968, lost it to George Foreman in 1973, and subsequently lost to Muhammad Ali twice before retiring in 1976

Joe Bloggs British & World English

A name for a hypothetical average man

Joe Public British & World English

A name for a hypothetical representative member of the general public, or the general public personified

Joe Schmoe British & World English

A hypothetical ordinary man

Joe Sixpack British & World English

A name for a hypothetical ordinary working man

Montana, Joe British & World English

(B.1956), American football player. He joined the San Francisco 49ers as quarterback in 1980 and played in four winning Super Bowls (1982; 1985; 1989; 1990)

Namath, Joe British & World English

(1943-), US football player; full name Joseph William Namath; nickname Broadway Joe. A quarterback with the New York Jets 1965–76, he led them to a 1969 Super Bowl title. He also played for the Los Angeles Rams 1977. Football Hall of Fame (1985)

sloppy joe British & World English

A long, loose-fitting sweater

DiMaggio, Joe British & World English

(1914–99), American baseball player; full name Joseph Paul DiMaggio. Star of the New York Yankees team 1936–51, he was renowned for his outstanding batting ability and for his outfield play. He was briefly married to Marilyn Monroe in 1954

Lieberman, Joe British & World English

(1942-) US politician; full name Joseph Isador Lieberman. He has served in the US Senate since being seated in 1989 as a Connecticut Democrat. In 2000, he was the running mate in Al Gore’s unsuccessful bid for the presidency. Lieberman’s role in the Democratic Party has been strained since losing the party’s primary for Senate re-election in 2006, then winning the election as a third-party candidate, and two years later openly supporting Republican presidential candidate John McCain

joe-pye weed British & World English

A tall perennial plant of the daisy family, which bears clusters of small purple flowers

Davis British & World English

The name of two English billiards and snooker players. Joe (1901–78) held the world championship from 1927 until his retirement in 1946. He was also world billiards champion 1928–32. His brother Fred (1913–98) was world snooker champion (1948-9; 1951-6) and world billiards champion (1980)

Joe Schmo in Joe Schmoe British & World English

A hypothetical ordinary man

Joe Schmo in schmo British & World English

A hypothetical ordinary man

Stilwell, Joseph Warren British & World English

(1883–1946), US army officer; known as Uncle Joe or Vinegar Joe. He commanded US troops in the China-Burma-India theater 1942–44, US army ground forces under Douglas MacArthur in 1945, and the US 10th Army in the Pacific 1945–46

Joe Blakes in Joe Blake British & World English

The shakes; delirium tremens

Joe Schmoes in Joe Schmoe British & World English

A hypothetical ordinary man

Uncle Joe in Stilwell, Joseph Warren British & World English

(1883–1946), US army officer; known as Uncle Joe or Vinegar Joe. He commanded US troops in the China-Burma-India theater 1942–44, US army ground forces under Douglas MacArthur in 1945, and the US 10th Army in the Pacific 1945–46

Broadway Joe in Namath, Joe British & World English

(1943-), US football player; full name Joseph William Namath; nickname Broadway Joe. A quarterback with the New York Jets 1965–76, he led them to a 1969 Super Bowl title. He also played for the Los Angeles Rams 1977. Football Hall of Fame (1985)

Vinegar Joe in Stilwell, Joseph Warren British & World English

(1883–1946), US army officer; known as Uncle Joe or Vinegar Joe. He commanded US troops in the China-Burma-India theater 1942–44, US army ground forces under Douglas MacArthur in 1945, and the US 10th Army in the Pacific 1945–46

Michael Joe Jackson in Jackson, Michael British & World English

(1958–2009), American pop singer and songwriter; full name Michael Joe Jackson. Having started singing with his four brothers, as the Jackson Five, he became the most commercially successful American star of the 1980s with the albums Thriller (1982) and Bad (1987)