Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A young marsupial, especially a baby kangaroo.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Australian Any young animal, especially a young kangaroo.
  • noun Australian A young child.
  • noun British slang A three-penny piece.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

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Unknown.

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

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

    Mongabay.com News

  • 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

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

    jetsetter

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

    koala orphans

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

    Archive 2006-12-01

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    January 26, 2008

  • Hmm.... *sipping espresso*

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