There are 2 definitions of joey in English:

joey1

Syllabification: jo·ey
Pronunciation: /ˈjō-ē
 
/

noun (plural joeys)

Australian
  • 1A young kangaroo or other marsupial.
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    • 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.
  • 1.1 informal A baby or young child.

Origin

mid 19th century: of uncertain origin.

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There are 2 definitions of joey in English:

joey2

Syllabification: jo·ey
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈjō-ē/

noun

British & • historical
  • A silver threepenny bit.

Origin

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.

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