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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"