joss

Definitions


[dʒɒs], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a Chinese religious statue or idol.


Phrases:

Origin:
early 18th century: from Javanese dejos, from obsolete Portuguese deos, from Latin deus ‘god’


[dʒɒs], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a person of influence or importance.


Phrases:

Origin:
mid 19th century: from dialect joss ‘foreman’, of unknown origin




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