Holy Joe
noun Date: circa 1874 slang parson, chaplain

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • holy Joe — 1. n. a chaplain; a cleric; a clergyman. □ I went to see the holy Joe, and he was a lot of help. □ Old holy Joe wants to see all of us at services. 2. n. a very pious person. □ Martin looks stuffy, but he’s o holy Joe …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Holy Joe — noun informal a clergyman. ↘(also Holy Mary) a pious person. Origin C19: orig. naut. sl …   English new terms dictionary

  • Holy Joe — Slang. 1. a chaplain, esp. in the U.S. armed forces. 2. a minister or priest. 3. a sanctimonious or overly pious person. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • holy joe — Everyday English Slang in Ireland n sanctimonious person …   English dialects glossary

  • Holy Joe — chaplain, clergyman (Military Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • holy Joe — /hoʊli ˈdʒoʊ/ (say hohlee joh) noun Colloquial 1. a member of a religious order. 2. one of unpleasantly rigid religious principle. 3. a Roman Catholic. {19th century; origin unknown} …   Australian English dictionary

  • holy Joe —  Ostentatiously pious person …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • Holy Joe — noun a chaplain in one of the military services • Syn: ↑military chaplain, ↑padre, ↑sky pilot • Topics: ↑military, ↑armed forces, ↑armed services, ↑military machine, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • holy — adj. (holier, holiest) 1 morally and spiritually excellent or perfect, and to be revered. 2 belonging to, devoted to, or empowered by, God. 3 consecrated, sacred. 4 used in trivial exclamations (holy cow!; holy mackerel!; holy Moses!; holy… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) — Álbum de Marilyn Manson Publicación 14 de noviembre de 2000 en California, Estados Unidos Género(s) Metal industrial Metal alternativo …   Wikipedia Español

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