Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Australian A young animal, especially a baby kangaroo.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The immature young of a marsupial, notably a junior kangaroo, but also a young wallaby or koala etc.
  • n. The shorter word whose letters can be found within a kangaroo word.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any young animal, especially a young kangaroo.
  • n. A young child.
  • n. A three-penny piece.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In coal-mining, a man specially appointed to set the timber in a stall or working while coal is being raised.
  • n. Same as joe, 1.
  • n. A young kangaroo.
  • n. ‘A hewer of wood and drawer of water.’
  • To insult (a person) by the cry of ‘joey.’

Etymologies

Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Unknown. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • With a hint of Forbidden Planet. joey is that wall-e? haha tootalufilms

    BDSF: James Cameron’s Xenogenesis | /Film

  • Opossums are recent imports from Australia but now prolific, so that the word joey (in Australia a ` baby kangaroo ') for an opossum is likely to be recent.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 1

  • Anyways - it's kinda funny coz i have a kinda ex called joey - so yeah its a bit of a joke amongst my girls!

    Good Movie Quote: The Upside of Anger

  • The baby, called a joey, was born on October 25, 2006, but only recently left her puch for the outside world.

    Mongabay.com News

  • A "joey" pokes its head out from mama wallaby's pouch.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • She raises the baby "joey" koalas from when they are tiny and then releases them back into the wild.

    koala orphans

  • Female kangaroos usually only have one baby kangaroo (called a "joey") at a time.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • but, something has to happen soon. i can't see all these places staying open; especially, once wood ranch bbq and lucille's open in chino hills within the next few months. these two places will take business away from bad bob's, smokin' joey's, original joey's on east end road as well as the few others in the area.

    Bad Bob's BBQ

  • i thought the spin-off, "joey", was going to be all about his life in phoebe and mike's new midtown pay-for-flay sex dungeon, but i guess i was wrong.... posted by santos.

    tales of the guambat.

  • Yes | No | Report from joey. henry wrote 9 weeks 4 days ago soak in a mixture of milk, egg, and hotsauce overnite in fridge.

    cooking large catfish

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  • Hmm.... *sipping espresso*

    January 27, 2008

  • Having properties of coffee.

    January 26, 2008