Joe Millerism

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Joe Millerism the habit of retailing stale jests—from Joe Miller (1684-1738), a comedian but notoriously dull fellow, whose name was attached to a collection in 1739
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Usage

In literature:

He was the wandering Jew of Joe Millerism.
"Sketches by Boz illustrative of everyday life and every-day people" by Charles Dickens
As I said before, you take that celestial 'Joe Miller' of yours and work it off on somebody else.
"The Second Thoughts of An Idle Fellow" by Jerome K. Jerome
He is spoiled by our foolish gentry, who laugh at his jokes, and rehearse Edie Ochiltree's good thing's as regularly as Joe Miller's.
"The Antiquary, Volume 1" by Sir Walter Scott
He is spoiled by our foolish gentry, who laugh at his jokes, and rehearse Edie Ochiltree's good thing's as regularly as Joe Miller's.
"The Antiquary, Complete" by Sir Walter Scott
It is of him that the old 'Joe Miller' is told of the 'haunch of venison.
"The Wits and Beaux of Society" by Grace & Philip Wharton
It became evident that, after Joe Miller, the ordinary of Newgate was the funniest dog in the world.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 1, October 30, 1841" by Various
But the name of the dead hunter was a curious anomaly-Joe Miller.
"The Great Lone Land" by W. F. Butler
Yes, followers of Mormon Smith, Joe Miller, Theodore Parker, and spiritual raps.
"The Cross and the Shamrock" by Hugh Quigley
It became evident that, after Joe Miller, the ordinary of Newgate was the funniest dog in the world.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
Joe Miller's Jests, 90.
"Forgotten Books of the American Nursery" by Rosalie V. Halsey
Joe Miller never made such a joke as sending it to Bob's will be!
"The Ontario Readers: Fourth Book" by Various
He's getting a regular Joe Miller in kid gloves, Mrs Glaire: that he is.
"The Parson O' Dumford" by George Manville Fenn
Lyster, W. W. Miller, Joe and children.
"The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" by Various
Old Joe Millers are not unlike cloth made out of devil's dust.
"Barrington Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
By the Editor of New Joe Miller, or The Tickler.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 2 of 3)" by Various
Marryatt with old "Joe Millers," which the Capt.
"A Logic Of Facts" by George Jacob Holyoake
That fello wouldnt laff though, Mable, if Joe Miller hisself told him a joke.
""That's me all over, Mable"" by Edward Streeter
Joe Miller, of facetious memory, next claims our attention.
"Curious Epitaphs" by Various
It may possibly be found in one of the numerous editions of Joe Miller's facetiae.
"A Book about Doctors" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
Joe Miller never made such a joke as sending it to Bob's will be.
"Old Scrooge: A Christmas Carol in Five Staves." by Charles A. Scott
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In news:

After laborious vote counting, Alaska Sen Lisa Murkowski appears to have won her write-in campaign against tea party favorite Joe Miller .
Despite Alaska Senate race results, Joe Miller presses on in principle.
Sarah Palin Has Given Up on Joe Miller .
Write-in votes for Joe Miller will count.
The overseer of Alaska elections now says write-in ballots cast for " Joe Miller " will go toward GOP nominee Joe Miller 's tally, so long as they're cast properly.
Joe Miller 's Numbers Nose Dive.
Things were getting shaky for the tea party-backed Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller even before his ethics violation as a local government employee was splashed all over the news in Alaska this week.
Joe Miller 's Employment Record: Lying, and then Lying about Lying.
Joe Miller may be in trouble up in Alaska.
Tea party's Joe Miller : What he plans if Alaska sends him to Washington.
Democrats shouldn't get too excited about a new poll that shows South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson suddenly trailing Democrat Rob Miller, his once and future opponent, by one point in a 2010 trial heat.
Tony Award nominee Patina Miller ( Sister Act ), Newsies ' Kara Lindsay and Bring It On 's Taylor Louderman were among the performers that took part in a benefit concert for St Jude Children's Research Hospital Aug 26 at Joe's Pub.
Joe Miller Attempts to Skew Ethics Scandal to His Advantage.
Joe Miller has been having a rough go of it.
Joe Lieberman makes Zell Miller faces in the mirror every day.
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