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  • n. An outsider working in a circus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A booby. See the extract.


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  • "Please yourself!" the Maluka laughed, and with a flash of white teeth and an infectious chuckle Cheon laughed and nodded back; then, still chuckling, he waddled away to the kitchen and took possession there, while we went to our respective dinners, little guessing that the truest-hearted, most faithful, most loyal old "josser" had waddled into our lives.

    We of the Never-Never

  • So he called at a place he had heard of in Shaftesbury Avenue, where there was a "josser" who arranged it for him quite simply by means of a bill of sale upon his furniture.

    The Combined Maze

  • Has any fellow, of the dime a dozen type, it might with some profit some dull evening quietly be hinted — has any usual sort of ornery josser, flat — chested fortyish, faintly flatulent and given to ratiocination by syncopation in the elucidation of complications, of his greatest

    Finnegans Wake

  • Pilbrow, always up to the times, used an idiom entirely modern, but Despard-Smith still brought out slang that was fresh at the end of the century – ‘crab', and ‘josser',* and ‘by Jove'. STRATA OF SPEECH.

  • But as last I was brought before some old josser who was high up in the force, and who seemed to have no end of a head on his shoulders.

    The Man Who Was Thursday

  • Wy, I knowed a long lathy-limbed josser as felt up to champion form.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 102, May 7, 1892

  • He was no longer a cur, that josser, but a gentleman, rather, a brother, a friend ....

    The Bill-Toppers

  • But that josser of a Jimmy, talking like that at his ease!

    The Bill-Toppers

  • "Another josser who's sure to talk a lot of nonsense!" cried Lily.

    The Bill-Toppers

  • "Mdlles.;" or else, from time to time, some josser, a friend of the manager's or an agent, prowling around among the flesh-colored tights.

    The Bill-Toppers


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