joss


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joss

 (jŏs)
n.
A Chinese image in a shrine.

[Pidgin English, from Javanese deyos, from Portuguese deos, god, from Latin deus; see dyeu- in Indo-European roots.]

joss

(dʒɒs)
n
(Other Non-Christian Religions) a Chinese deity worshipped in the form of an idol
[C18: from pidgin English, from Portuguese deos god, from Latin deus]

joss

(dʒɒs)

n.
a Chinese house idol or cult image.
[1705–15; < Chinese Pidgin E < Portuguese deos < Latin deus god]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.joss - a Chinese god worshipped in the form of an idol
graven image, idol, god - a material effigy that is worshipped; "thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image"; "money was his god"
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Fook Shing had once chased him out of his shop for spitting at the joss above the boots.
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.
But don't forget to burn a few punk sticks in the joss house to the great god Mazuma from time to time.
As he sat upright and stiff in his chair, he suddenly rapped his knees, like the carved image of some queer Joss or other coming out of its reverie, and said: 'We must finish this bottle, Mr.
With his grave face he resembled a booted and misshapen pagan burning incense before the oracle of a Joss.
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The property is a 150,097 square foot Class B office building that was crowdfunded through an investment sponsored by JOSS Realty Partners, which recently closed on its purchase of the asset.
Joss also revealed she would not do UK tours or festivals.
After the jury returned their verdicts at Exeter Crown Court, Joss said: "I'd like to thank everyone for all their support and kind wishes.
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