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"
References in classic literature ?
But don't forget to burn a few punk sticks in the joss house to the great god Mazuma from time to time.
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. There was a nice middle-aged chap, Perkins, I believe, who forgot his wife was on board until Miss Caruthers sent him to the right about and back where he belonged.
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. There was no mistake.
Fook Shing had once chased him out of his shop for spitting at the joss above the boots.
Before they establish their roles in the relationship, there is discord stemming from both Joss and Millie taking on sexual roles that are inappropriate for their gender roles.
"We are excited about working with Joss," Jeff Robinov, president of production for Warner Brothers Pictures said.
Extra Joss LG was launched to meet growing competition in the market of food supplement products .Extra Joss has reached a high popularity all over the country thanks to its intensive advertising.
The Joss Collins Stakes will be run at Newmarket on Wednesday, July 7.
"Both Clan Royal and Joss Naylor will run," he said.
Notable bets with Ladbrokes include pounds 2,000 and pounds 1,000 on Joss Naylor at 25-1 --tipped in the Racing Post --and a wager of pounds 1,000 on Be My Manager at 50-1.
Joss explains that attitudes begin from the top down but that managers "need to acknowledge that stuff can happen from the bottom up."