Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

From the noun joy, first used by Puritans in the 17th century. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • GORE VIDAL: It ` s a joy to me, Joy, to be on your show.

    CNN Transcript Oct 22, 2009

  • ANDERSON: On HLN ` s "JOY BEHAR SHOW," Joy and sitcom star Valerie Bertinelli, a Jenny Craig spokesperson, also weighed in on the Jessica Simpson controversy.

    CNN Transcript Oct 15, 2009

  • I was transported with joy and fright; I almost wished I might sink into the floor, but just then down the stair came the Judge with John behind him, and little Joy perched on his shoulder.

    The Bacillus of Beauty A Romance of To-day

  • Often it is true that the soul is carried blessedly onward in the way of life on the wings of joy, without any apparent exercise of the will; but how often Good seems to have deserted or forsaken us, Joy has hid her smiling face, and Good Feelings have departed, and we are left to serve

    Food for the Lambs; or, Helps for Young Christians

  • "Christian joy," Tolkien writes, "produces tears because it is so qualitatively like sorrow, because it comes from those places where Joy and Sorrow are at one, reconciled."

    Clovis News Journal : News

  • On tonight's JOY BEHAR SHOW (9 pm on HLN), actress/"Celebrity Rehab" star Mackenzie Phillips tells Joy that she is "re-framing" the word "consensual" in her account of the alleged incestuous relationship with her father, the late musician John Phillips:

    Celebrity Mound

  • I need to stop for tonight, but I'll write again soon with updates for this year and some other stories of the trials and tribulations, but also the joy, Joy, JOY of harvesting.

    Veggie Gardening Tips

  • JUDGE JUDY SHEINDLIN, HOST, "JUDGE JUDY SHOW": It ` s a joy, Joy.

    CNN Transcript Nov 24, 2009

  • Mine, you are to know is a white Melancholy, or rather Leucocholy for the most part; which, though it seldom laughs or dances, nor ever amounts to what one called Joy or Pleasure, yet is a good easy sort of a state, and ca ne laisse que de s'amuser.

    Selected English Letters

  • Nicholas Joy is originally from Atherton, California, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 with majors in History and Classical Studies.

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