Adjective "joss" definition and examples

(Joss may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/dʒɒs/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A Chinese religious statue or idol.
  1. 'And last year, Italians spent over 450m euros on fortune tellers, faith - healers, holy men and joss - stick burners of every flavour.'

noun

A person of influence or importance.

    More definitions

    1. a Chinese house idol or cult image.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "sticks can be joss."

    "papers can be joss."

    Origin

    (joss)Mid 19th century: from dialect joss ‘foreman’, of unknown origin.