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joss1

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Pronunciation: /dʒɒs
 
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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'.

Words that rhyme with joss

across, boss, Bros, cos, cross, crosse, doss, dross, emboss, en brosse, floss, fosse, gloss, Goss, Kos, lacrosse, loss, moss, MS-DOS, Ross, toss

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joss2

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Pronunciation: /dʒɒs
 
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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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