Definition of Joneses noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Joneses

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdʒəʊnzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒoʊnzɪz//
 
[plural]
 
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Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Jones, a commonly found British surname.Idioms
keep up with the Joneses
 
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(informal, often disapproving) to try to have all the possessions and social achievements that your friends and neighbours have
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