American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A Chinese image in a shrine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Chinese god or idol.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A Chinese household divinity; a Chinese idol.
- From Chinese Pidgin English, from Javanese dejos, from Portuguese deus ("god"), from Latin deus ("god"), from Proto-Indo-European *deywós (“god/that which belongs to heaven”). (Wiktionary)
- Pidgin English, from Javanese deyos, from Portuguese deos, god, from Latin deus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It's a wise idea to think about how disaster-prone an area may be before retiring there, but no matter what we do, there's the "joss" factor.”
“At the entrance there sometimes stood the village "joss," although many villages had destroyed their idols.”
“This "joss" was a thick stake of wood, six or eight feet high, with the upper part roughly carved into the shape of a very ugly human face, and crudely coloured in vermilion and green.”
““You’d hardly believe it, perhaps, unless you’re familiar with savages, but these poor misguided, ignorant creatures took me straight to their kind of joss place to present me to the blessed old black stone there.”
“joss" and will do nothing for their virility, health or business.”
“You'd hardly believe it, perhaps, unless you're familiar with savages, but these poor, misguided, ignorant creatures took me straight to their kind of joss place to present me to the blessed old black stone there.”
“Munching of the aforementioned butty is optimal with a background sound of Radio 3 and the mere essence of a Christmas joss stick.”
“About 150 mainly student protesters carrying joss sticks and flowers gathered outside the bar in a wealthy neighbourhood of the capital and denounced its decorative use of sacred symbols and statues.”
“I'd watch that. okayflint this is some awesome news. i really don't even know what to expect from a movie of this size if it's directed by joss whedon. good for him”
“They were all guilty, from young Ardmore, a pink cherub of nineteen outward bound for some clerkship in the Consular Service, to old Captain Bentley, grizzled and sea-worn, and as emotional, to look at, as a Chinese joss.”
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