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joey 1

Pronunciation: /ˈjōē/

noun (plural joeys)

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

Origin

Mid 19th century: of uncertain origin.

Words that rhyme with joey

blowy, doughy, showy, snowy, toey, towy, Zoë

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Syllabification: jo·ey

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There are 2 main definitions of joey in English:

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joey 2

Pronunciation: /ˈjōē/

noun

British & historical

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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Syllabification: jo·ey

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