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Definition of josh verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

josh

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dʒɒʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɑːʃ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they josh
BrE BrE//dʒɒʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɑːʃ//
 
he / she / it joshes
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɒʃɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɑːʃɪz//
 
past simple joshed
BrE BrE//dʒɒʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɑːʃt//
 
past participle joshed
BrE BrE//dʒɒʃt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dʒɑːʃt//
 
-ing form joshing
BrE BrE//ˈdʒɒʃɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɑːʃɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] josh (somebody) | + speech (informal) to gently make fun of somebody or talk to them in a joking way synonym tease Word Origin mid 19th cent. (as a verb): of unknown origin.
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