Joskin

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Joskin jos′kin a clown, yokel.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Thieves' cant.

Usage

In literature:

A particularly nervous boy was appointed cox, and the steering principle explained to him by Joskins.
"Three Men in a Boat (to say nothing of the dog)" by Jerome K. Jerome
His speech will be read at the meeting by Secretary Joskin, of the Club.
"Little Novels" by Wilkie Collins
I knew in a minute she belonged to that breed that old Mis' Joskins had; she fetched 'em from York State.
"Good Cheer Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
I say, who is that joskin?
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
The joskin or country lout.
"The Cruise of the Land-Yacht "Wanderer"" by Gordon Stables
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